The first firings tests on H145M are scheduled in 2017 for technical qualification and operational assessments. Other candidate helicopters for the integration of LGR include the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter H225M and H125M.
Because FZ275 LGR uses standard 2.75’’ launchers, the rocket system does not require modifications and enables the use of existing rocket system subject to the addition of a lens protection kit. With more than 60 years of experience providing rocket systems, Thales’s ammunitions portfolio guarantees the compatibility of Laser Guided Rocket on existing rocket systems.
Through this contract, Thales enlarges its supporting rocket systems integration within platforms and enables Airbus Helicopters to reinforce its vast weapon portfolio on armed helicopters.