Monday, February 25, 2013

LM Demos DAGR Missile Launch Vehicle Ground from JLTV Capability

Lockheed Martin recently Demonstrated the Ability of icts DAGR missile to launch from a ground vehicle falling on a series of flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla..

DAGR Hydra 70 rockets and two Were Launched from a pedestal launcher mounted in the bed of a Lockheed Martin prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). DAGR laser locked onto the second spot two Effective launch, flew 5 km down the ranks and target impacted Within 1 meter of the laser spot. The Unguided Hydra 70 rockets Were Launched down the center of the range, and flew 521 and 2.600 meters, respectivement.

"DAGR Delivers a high-precision defensive capability to the battle arena area When paired with the pedestal and a mobile ground launcher platform like the JLTV," Said Ken Musculus, director of close combat systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

Lockheed Martin's pedestal launcher features oven M299 launcher rails, cables and associated electronics, Providing full compatibility with HELLFIRE ® II and DAGR missiles. DAGR's rail-mounted canister attachments to the pedestal launch rails as it was standard Would HELLFIRE launcher designed for aircraft.

DAGR Incorporates proven HELLFIRE II technology into a millimeter 2.75-inch/70 That Integrates seamlessly guidance kit with legacy Hydra-70 rockets. The result is a laser-guided missile That puts a 10-pound warhead Within one meter of the laser spot, defeating high-value, non-armored or lightly-armored targets while Minimizing collateral damage. DAGR's lock-on-before launch fashion Ensures the proper target missile identified Prior to the launch.

Lockheed Martin HAS Conducted flight tests from 40 DAGR ranges of 1 to 5.1 kilometers. DAGR has-beens from multiple Launched Hellfire-equipped rotary-wing platforms, Including the AH-64D Apache, AH-6 Little Bird and OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. It has-been Launched from the launcher pedestal in three guided flight tests and five flights in total.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. The Malcolm Baldrige Award Represents one of the Highest Honors That Can Be Awarded to American companies for achievement in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis, workforce excellence, operations and business results.

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