Land Warfare

Arnold Defense receives order for Fletcher

15th April 2019 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Arnold Defense has received the first order for its Fletcher 70mm land based, laser guided rocket launcher system from an unnamed customer, the company announced on 9 April.

This first order is for an initial batch of launchers, with a larger order expected to follow once successful user trials and demonstrations have been completed.

Fletcher can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as on marine and littoral platforms. The rocket launcher is capable of accurately engaging targets at a range of more than 5km, with a 100% hit rate in recent test-firings.

Mike Brown, vice president and COO of Arnold Defense, said: ‘Given that the Fletcher concept was unveiled to the public only 18 months ago, Arnold Defense is delighted to have signed what we anticipate to be the first of many contracts for the supremely capable Fletcher surface-based rocket launcher.  

‘Fletcher has generated huge interest globally with its unique capability to deliver organic, long-range precision firepower to even the smallest tactical element. It is great to see serious international interest now developing into firm orders.’

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