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LLM is at Trial

LLM is at Trial July 17, 2019

After the recent UK tension with Iran around the Strait of Hormuz, the Royal British Navy successfully tested the Thales developed Martlet LLM missile to provide close defence on the warships. The Martlet originally designed to be fired by air and navy platforms. Four missiles were fired in the test to try to defend against speedboats. The missile was fired from the LLM missile system developed by ASELSAN and Thales between 2010-14. The service has not specified which vessel classes will eventually use the missile.

Missile is launched from the HMS Sutherland frigate; it was observed that the sensors behind Martlet could track its radio-controlled target at ranges of up to five kilometres. The missile, which is designed in addition to the defence systems used by the Royal Navy, is intended to be integrated with the 30 mm DS30M weapon system.

Thales’s LMM is a lightweight precision strike-missile that has been designed to be fired from a variety of tactical platforms including helicopters, fixed or rotary winged UAVs, wheeled or tracked vehicles or naval platforms. The target set includes surface threats such as static installations, armoured personnel carriers, asymmetric threats, fast in-shore attack crafts and UAVs.

ASELSAN’s Missile Launcher System is a customized compact and lightweight solution for naval platforms such as fast patrol boats and larger ships, providing defence for critical infrastructure such as oil rigs, seaports and naval bases against a variety of surface and air threats. The LMM Launcher System can be used either autonomously or fully integrated within a combat management system.

LLM is at Trial

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