Smart digital rocket launcher for LGR (2, 6, 7 or 19 tube)

Due to incresaing requirements by end-users for firing laser guided rocket, different smart digital and lightweight rocket launcher has been developed recently :

  • for fixed wings aircraft : 7-tube rocket launcher FZ800  and 19-tube rocket launcher FZ819
  • for rotary wings : 6-tube rocket launcher FZ606
  • for ground vehicles, drones or vessels : 2-tube lightweight rocket launcher FZ602

All smart digital launchers rocket launcher are equipped with dual purpose detent mechanism suitable and fully compatible for both rocket motors WA (FZ90) and FFAR (FZ67 or FZ68).

FZ800

Thales Belgium - FZ800 (7-tube) Smart digital rocket launcher for firing laser guided rocket from fixed wings aircraft

FZ800 Smart digital rocket launcher

  • Dimensions: (L x W x H) :  2003mm x Ø252mm
  • empty mass : 41 kg
  • max mass (loaded) : 107 to 131 kg

Features :

  • Enables firing laser guided rocket FZ275 LGR (in stand-alone configuration)
  • Launcher Interface Unit (LIU) providing a digital interface RS422 to the WMS
  • Shelf life : 100 firings/tube
  • intervalometry (min. 80ms) adjusted at the WMS level
  • allows the pilot/gunner to select the zone or the tube to be fired
  • Full flexibility (mix UGR & LGR)

FZ819

FZ819 Smart digital rocket launcher

  • Dimensions: (L x W x H) :  2003mm x Ø402mm
  • empty mass : 93 kg
  • max mass (loaded) : 271 to  336 kg

Features :

  • Enables firing laser guided rocket FZ275 LGR (in stand-alone configuration)
  • Launcher Interface Unit (LIU) providing a digital interface RS422 to the WMS
  • Shelf life : 100 firings/tube
  • intervalometry (min. 80ms) adjusted at the WMS level
  • allows the pilot/gunner to select the zone or the tube to be fired
  • Full flexibility (mix UGR & LGR)

FZ606

Thales Belgium - FZ606 (6-tube) Smart digital rocket launcher for firing laser guided rocket from rotary wings aircraft

FZ606 Smart digital rocket launcher for LGR with LOBL capabitlty

  • Max. dimensions (L x l x H) : 1900 x 320 x 320 mm
  • mass (empty) : < 40 kg
  • Max. mass (loaded) : <118 kg

Features :

  • firing of Laser Guided Rocket FZ275 LGR with LOBL mode
  • Rocket identification
  • Discriminate LGR from ballistic and identify LGR (rocket motor; warhead and fuze)
  • Report complete inventory to the Weapon Management System or GSE
  • Bi-directional communication with FZ275 LGR
    • In flight transmission of laser code to the LGR
    • Transmission of target, aircraft and environmental
    • data to optimise the LGR trajectory
    • Get BIT status from LGR
  • Get LOBL status from LGR
  • Full flexibility (mix unguided and guided rocket)
  • equipped with LEP : Protecting the lenses of each LGR from aggressive environments rocket plume and other nearby weapons and enabling LOBL (Lock-On Before Launch)
  • Service Life: Up to 30 years and 6,000 flight hours with a mid-life overhaul
  • Rocket detection : rocket presence even in case of misfire or hang fire

FZ602

Thales Belgium - Rocket system 2.75''/70mm - FZ602 (2-tube) Lightweight rocket launcher for use on drone or land vehicle

FZ602 Lightweight rocket launcher

  • Dimensions : L x H x W (in mm): 1860 x 195 x 131
  • Weight (empty) : 12.5 kg

FEATURES

  • Rocket selection and firing
  • Dual purpose: 70mm unguided and Laser Guided Rocket FZ275 LGR
  • Mixed loading with various warhead types
  • LOAL (Lock-On After Launch) mode

FZ602 Main characteristics

  • Ease of operation
  • light weight composite tube structure with 2-tube in aluminum
  • removable detent mechanism
  • easy maintainable
  • 14” lug mechanical interface or flat surface
  • analog interface
  • intervalometer (optional)
  • individual removable seeker protection
  • safety switch and removable flag
  • ITAR Free

Operation & Integration :

  • airborne : drone
  • ground vehicle : unmanned and land vehicle
  • vessel platforms & coastal protection