The St Louis-based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75" rocket launchers, Arnold Defense, will be displaying its new, ultra light LWL-12 2.75"/70mm Weapon Systems for the first time at the Singapore Air Show, Changi Exhibition Centre, 6th-11th February, 2018.
The company has manufactured more than 1.1 million 2.75" rocket launchers since 1961 for the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and many NATO customers and allies. The company designs and manufactures rocket launchers that can be customised for any size, weight, capacity or form factor for platforms in the air, on the ground or at sea.
Arnold Defense’s rocket launchers are designed and built with combat-proven technology and they comply with stringent US airworthiness and safety standards. The Company’s products include the new, ultra-light LWL-12 (on display on Dillon Aero stand S71) that weighs just over 60 pounds (27kg) empty.
Other core products include the 19-round M261 (on display on the flight line on a Singapore Air Force Apache helicopter) which is commonly used by helicopters; the thermal coated 7-round LAU-68 variants and LAU-61 Digital Rocket Launcher are used by the US Navy and Marines; and the 7-round LAU-131 and SUU-25 flare dispenser are used by the US Air Force and worldwide.
Traditionally, 2.75" rocket systems have been used as an area suppression weapon, ordinarily deployed by aviation assets. The Arnold Defense team is currently developing the FLETCHER smart, laser-guided launcher system, which will be available during 2018. A special forces vehicle mounted FLETCHER prototype, unveiled at DSEI and AUSA in 2017, utilises the advancement of laser guided rocket technology to meet the modern demands of air, land and marine-based, mounted and dismounted asymmetric warfare, for special and conventional forces.
Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said: “Arnold Defense is exceedingly well established in the air environment with our rocket systems being used on air platforms globally, so we are very excited to have our combat-proven technology on display at the Singapore Air Show."
“We are inherently committed to manufacturing the world’s most reliable and affordable rocket launchers. Through our innovation, integrity, dedication, technical expertise and warfighter-first focus, we continue to produce the very best rocket launchers in the world.
“Working together, we protect today’s warfighters, just as we have for the last half-century.”