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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2013
Total Production: 1,000
Also Known As: Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon Light FASGW(L), Lightweight Multi-role Missile, LiMMS and LMM
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Thales
Parent System: Martlet
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2013
Total Production: 1,000
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Description: The Thales Lightweight Multi-role Missile (LMM) system is suitable for lightweight maneuverable platforms and for its ability to fire on the move while delivering significant precision effects.�The low cost LMM is small in size and builds on the heritage of combat proven munitions such as Starstreak and Starburst. On April 5, 2011, the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) became the launch customer for the LMM weapon with an order for the development and production of 1,000 missiles to be fitted with a laser beam riding guidance system as well as a dual effect shaped charge and blast fragmentation warhead. The multipurpose warhead is detonated by a laser proximity fuze. The UK Armed Forces will receive a future version equipped with a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker replacing the laser beam riding guidance as well as alternative warheads.

The LMM modular weapon is intended to engage armored targets stationary or on the move using its precision guidance system at ranges between 400 meters to 6,000-8,000 meters powered by two-stage solid propellant rocket motor. Its multi-mode guidance system also includes GPS/INS navigation along with an Infrared (IR) seeker which is responsible for the terminal guidance. It can be released from ground platforms in the surface-to-surface role or by airborne platforms such as helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the air-to-surface role. Besides, the weapon will be integrated on the Royal Navy's Lynx Wildcat helicopter as the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon Light FASGW(L) missile to engage fast attack boats and small surface ships.

Martlet Applications

Combat Aircraft Fury Support Aircraft Wildcat HMA

Martlet Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Diameter: 76 millimeter (2.99 inch)
Length: 1.30 meter (51 inch)
Wingspan: 260 millimeter (10.2 inch)
Max Range: 8,000 meter (4.32 nautical mile)
Min Range: 400 meter (0.22 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 1.50 mach (1,793 kph)
Warhead: 3 kilogram (6.61 pound)
Weight: 13 kilogram (28.7 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Martlet News

There are 10 news between
11 Jun 2008 and 26 May 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020AW159 Wildcat Helicopter Conducts First Firings of Martlet Missiles
Thursday, October 25, 2018Thales to Upgrade British Army and Royal Marines Starstreak and LMM Missiles
Monday, July 11, 2016Fury Compact Weapon System Tested Successfully
Wednesday, July 16, 2014UK MoD Places Order for FASGW Heavy and Light Missiles
AgustaWestland Awarded AW159 Wildcat FASGW Missile Integration Contract
Monday, June 16, 2014Thales Awarded Procurement Contract by UK MoD for FASGW(L) Missiles
Friday, May 13, 2011Lightweight Multirole Missile to Enter Production
Wednesday, April 13, 2011Lightweight Multirole Missile to Enter Production
Tuesday, April 5, 2011UK MoD Places First Order for Development and Production of 1,000 LMM Missiles
Wednesday, June 11, 2008BAE Systems Unveils Fury Unmanned Ground Attack Air Vehicle

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