Robonic Delivers 3rd Generation Launcher to Finnish Defence Forces(March 27, 2008) -- Robonic Ltd of Tampere, Finland, has delivered an MC2555LLR launcher to the Finnish Defence Forces. The system will be dual role, supporting the launch of aerial targets for the Finnish Air Force as well as launching the Army's Ranger TUAV-system. Robonic has previously provided all target and Ranger launchers for the Finnish Forces.
"The delivery of this launcher represents the first time a Robonic system has been optimised for dual role operations to meet differing user needs," said Juha Moisio, Managing Director of Robonic Ltd.
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"This development and its induction by the Finnish Defence Forces is anticipated to have a major impact on the evolving directions taken by the unmanned systems launcher market. The decision to acquire such a system and lessons from its operation are likely to influence procurement priorities amongst a wide tier of defence forces seeking to field a number of different unmanned systems types but with budget restrictions remaining a major factor in acquisition decisions"
"One of the most significant features in our launcher is its large speed and mass envelope, with this readily adaptable in field conditions to enable swapping between various unmanned system types" said Moisio.
"The system has also been designed for rapid deployment and rapid reload. One of the design criteria was that the launcher would fit into a 20 foot sea container and that it is air transportable", continues Juha Moisio.
Source : Robonic Ltd Oy