Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the feasibility of launching a rocket from the ground DAGR ton during a series of tests at Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.), said in a press release on February 21.
DAGR rocket and two missiles Hydra 70 were launched from a launcher mounted on the model car JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) of Lockheed Martin. DAGR rocket captured laser spot for two seconds after launch and hit its target at a distance of 5 km in the range of 1 m from the laser spot. Hydra 70 rockets were launched from mid-range and proparhali 521 and 2,600 m, respectively.
«DAGR provides high accuracy defeat when starting from fixed and mobile launchers, such as JLTV», says Ken Muskulus (Ken Musculus), Director of close combat systems act Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
Launcher company Lockheed Martin has four M299 installation guides, cable and associated electronics, ensuring compatibility with Hellfire II missiles and DAGR. On the launcher rocket containers DAGR established similarly standard aviation PU missile Hellfire.
Lockheed Martin spent 40 DAGR missile tests at a range of 1 to 5.1 km. The missile is launched from multiple platforms vyntokrylyh armed missiles Hellfire, including the AH-64D Apache, AH-6 Little Bird and OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. On the ground launcher were three flight tests DAGR missiles in a controlled manner, only 5 were conducted flight tests.