Rheinmetall and Thales have signed an agreement to develop 70mm (2.75") guided and unguided rockets to be armed on German helicopters.
"Rheinmetall and Thales have signed an agreement to support together the future developments, qualification and production of the 70mm (2.75”) guided and unguided rockets solutions for helicopters as well as potentially other new platforms in Germany," Rheinmetall said in a statement Wednesday.
The Thales 70mm (2.75”) rocket systems are currently operated on UHT Tiger and under certification on or Airbus Helicopters H145M.
As part of the agreement, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH will lead the team towards the German customers and ensure the future requirements are met. Together, Rheinmetall and Thales propose important complementary capabilities, especially in the frame of the Tiger MK3 program- guided rocket in “Lock-On-Before-Launch” mode, additional communication between the rocket system and the platform, identification, remote control, and more.
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