Rheinmetall’s Mission Master UGV Fires Thales 70 mm Guided Rockets in Sweden

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Rheinmetall’s Mission Master UGV Fires Thales 70 mm Guided Rockets in Sweden
Live-fire demo in Sweden of Rheinmetall Mission Master SP and Thales 70 mm guided rockets @Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall’s Mission Master SP Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) launched Thales laser-guided FZ275 rockets during a demonstration at the Trängslet base of the Swedish procurement agency Försvarets Materielverk (FMV).

Delegations from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Poland were present.

The Rheinmetall Mission Master SP is part of the Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) family developed by Rheinmetall Canada.

The Rheinmetall Mission Master SP – Fire Support was equipped with a Rheinmetall Fieldranger Multi remotely controlled weapon station armed with two seven-tube 70mm rocket launchers from Thales Belgium. For the demonstration, the A-UGV fired Thales FZ275 70 mm laser-guided rockets (LGRs) at a 4x4 vehicle located 4 km away from the firing point. The FZ275 LGR is the lightest and longest range 70 mm/2.75-inch LGR in its class, the company said.

Rheinmetall’s Mission Master UGV Fires Thales 70 mm Guided Rockets in Sweden
Thales 70 mm guided rockets armed on Mission Master SP A-UGV

The demonstration marked the culmination of the successful qualification process for the Fieldranger Multi equipped with the Thales 70mm rocket launcher. Previously limited to aircraft, these area saturation and precise strike applications can engage stationary and mobile targets at ranges of up to 7 km with minimal collateral damage. They are now qualified for use with the Mission Master A-UGV. Moreover, this new configuration is now ready to be integrated into other types of platforms and armored vehicles.

Featuring a modular architecture, this A-UGV can also be equipped with other weapon systems: 12.7 mm caliber machine guns, a Dillon Aero M134D gun, or 40mm grenade launchers.

Rheinmetall’s Mission Master UGV Fires Thales 70 mm Guided Rockets in Sweden
Live-fire demo in Sweden of Rheinmetall Mission Master SP and Thales 70 mm guided rockets @Rheinmetall

The demonstration at Trängslet was performed using a secure, customized, remotely controlled tablet operating in a fully digitized scenario.

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