FZ231 is a lightweight composite material high-drag, straight cylindrical 12-tube reusable launcher designed for helicopter use. The FZ231 is equipped with removable universal dual purpose FZ125 detent mechanism enabling to fire FFAR and WA rockets.

The design of the FZ231 is identical to that of the rocket launcher FZ219, but equipped with a LIU interface (Launcher Interface Unit).

It can be fitted with an optional removable rear fairing.

Reference data

  • Document reference : STB M0231-30-0001-01 Technical requirement specification
  • NATO Stock Number (NSN) : not available

Mechanical characteristics

The FZ231 rocket launcher system includes a twelve (12) tube rocket composite central section equipped with a Launcher Interface Unit (LIU).

  • Height : 361 mm
  • Width : 324 mm
  • Overall length : 1658 mm
  • Total mass (empty) : 31 kg


  • Firing mode : ripple / single
  • Intervallometry : 80 ms (minimum)
  • Dual purpose : designed for firing both types of FZ 2.75" FZ FFAR and WA rocket motors
  • Rocket warheads : designed for firing all types of 2.75" FZ rocket warheads conventional and equipped with remote set fuze