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AUSA 10: Boeing offers multirole Avenger

29th October 2010 - 21:47 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Washington, DC

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security displayed at AUSA Annual Meeting an Avenger adapted for a range of force protection missions beyond air defence. A universal weapons interface enables missiles, rockets, guns and future weapons to be integrated on the Avenger to provide a multi-mission capability. The modified turret was mounted on the Oshkosh Defense MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle (MATV) utility variant to provide a high level of crew protection.

The Avenger, which entered US Army service in 1989, was fielded to provide mobile, short-range air defence (SHORAD) protection against cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles, low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters. It comprises

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Ian Kemp

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Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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