At the upcoming Aero India held from 14th to 18th February 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengalaru, Forges the Zeebrugge, a 100% affiliate of Thales Group is showcasing at stand 3.1, Hall B a cross-section of its rocket systems 70mm/2.75" solutions for modern armed forces.
They encompass not only system solutions for air-to-ground 70mm unguided conventional rockets. The Laser Guided Rocket FZ275 LGR will also be showcased, eyeing the requirements of different helicopter programs in India.
The advantage of the laser guidance is its precision to minimise collateral damage. FZ275 LGR will reach a hit-target ability with less than one meter (CEP<1m). Due to the Joint Fire Support Team marking the target, even moving vehicles progressing at a speed up to 60km/h can be destroyed.
The maximum operational range for laser guided rocket FZ275 LGR is roughly 6 km.
FZ has a longstanding footprint in India and is recognised as a trusted partner of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy supplying the rocket system for Hindustian Aeronautics Limited helicopters ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) and LCH (Light Combat Helicopter). This includes up to 4 ea FZ231 rocket launcher (12-tube) and BHIR weapon control system.
The attack helicopter LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) successfully test-fired 70mm rockets during prestigious Fire Power Demonstration (FPD) of Indian Air Force, the Iron Fist 2016 on March 18 at the Pokhran firing range, Rajasthan to carry out certification firing trials.