Special forces vehicles could soon be fitted with a guided-rocket system based on those that have been used on fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
The Fletcher is being developed by Arnold Defence and other defence companies. The system will fire 2.75 inch guided rockets that will be mounted on land based vehicles and possibly water borne vehicles for close to shore operations.
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The company and its team plans to demonstrate the system during the Defence and Security Equipment International showcase this week in London, and it expects other partners to join the project during its development.
Arnold is the world’s biggest supplier of rocket launchers, according to Defence News, and it has made more than a million of the 2.75-inch rocket launchers for the US and allied militaries since 1961.
With threats both changing in strength and diversity, the US military has been looking to upgrade their systems for a while now, with more weapons being tested by the 2nd Cavalry Regiment on American shores.
The testing will move to Europe next summer when more joint military exercises with European countries will take place. Russia is hoping to improve their defence with active protection systems for their Armata tanks that are new to the scene.
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