A new engine for the CH-47 Chinook will significantly increase the capabilities of the helicopter, allowing it to meet future operational needs head on.
Tiger Mk3 to include modular 70mm rocket launcher
The FZ606 is a modular six-tube rocket launcher for FZ275 laser-guided rockets or a combination of guided and unguided projectiles. It is ‘the first product of its kind to offer a Lock On Before Launch capability’ for reliability and safety; this feature is usually only available with missile systems, Thales announced on 2 November.
The launcher was tested in mid-2020 in Belgium. Design, development and production of the NATO-calibre system are part of a European collaborative project conducted by Thales and Rheinmetall under a partnership agreement signed by the two companies at the end of 2019.
FZ275 is a semi-active laser-guided rocket designed to bridge the gap between costly long-range missiles, short-range guns and inaccurate unguided rockets, Shephard Defence Insight notes.
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