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MBDA and Roketsan will integrate Cirit rockets to the Tiger UHT helicopters

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World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - MBDA & Roketsan
 
 
MBDA and Roketsan will integrate Cirit rockets to the Tiger UHT helicopters
 
MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Roketsan have signed a memorandum of understanding during the ILA Berlin Air Show. Under the MoU, the two sides will cooperate in the integration of laser-guided rockets to the Airbus Helicopters Tiger UHT attack platforms of the German Army.
     
MBDA and Roketsan will integrate Cirit rockets to the Tiger UHT helicopters 640 001A Bundeswehr's Tiger UHT attack helicopter
     
The MoU was signed by MBDA Deutschland GmbH’s Managing Director, Thomas Homberg and Roketsan’s President & CEO, Selcuk Yasar.

The weapon will be Roketsan’s Cirit 70mm laser-guided rocket, which started being developed in 2004. With a range between 1.5 and 8 km it is considered an affordable alternative to larger and expensive missiles to eliminating lightly armoured targets.

The Tiger UHT is an attack helicopter designed to carry out fire support and anti-tank missions. Germany equips the helicopters with the MBDA PARS 3 anti-tank missiles. The platforms can also be equipped with MBDA Mistral or Raytheon FIM-96 Stinger air-to-air missiles.

Thomas Homberg said that the latest MoU extends the existing cooperation between the two companies “in order to provide the required capability to the German Armed Forces”.

Selcuk Yasar said this cooperation will bring together the capabilities of the laser-guided rocket “with MBDA Deutschland GmbH’s proven expertise on the platforms’ weapon management system”.

 

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