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US Army receives two Kontio launchers

9th May 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Robonic has delivered two third-generation MC2555LLR pneumatic launchers to the US Army, with both launchers now operational following successful testing in April.

Robonic worked alongside Kratos Defense and Security to deliver the launchers.

The Kontio launcher is a highly transportable universal launcher with large mass and speed envelope designed for different types of targets or UAS. It can launch air vehicles of up to 140kg mass with a 70m/s exit velocity or alternatively 500kg masses at 37m/s. The pneumatic launcher will be used to launch CEi Firejet aerial targets.

Juha Moisio, managing director of Robonic, said: 'Delivery of our Kontio launcher to the US Army is a major milestone for us as we work to develop advanced solutions to meet the demands of the target UAV market.

'We are proud to have delivered on our commitment and look forward to opportunities for future collaboration with this key customer. This achievement also represents a successful partnership, as we worked alongside Kratos throughout the duration of the programme.'

MQM-178 Firejet

Kontio (MC2555LLR)

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