AUSA Winter 2013: Ground-launched DAGR tested from JLTV
By Daniel Wasserbly
Lockheed Martin has launched its Direct Attack Guided Rocket (DAGR) from a ground vehicle during a system demonstration, the company announced on 21 February.
In a series of flight tests, a DAGR and two Hydra 70 rockets were fired from a pedestal launcher that was integrated in the cargo bed of one of Lockheed Martin's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototypes.
"DAGR locked onto the laser spot two seconds after launch, flew 5 km down range, and impacted the target within 1 m of the laser spot. The unguided Hydra 70 rockets were launched down the centre of the range, and flew 521 and 2,600 m, respectively," the company's statement said.
The test was meant to demonstrate DAGR's ability to be launched from a ground vehicle or waterborne vessel, Tim Hill, director of tactical missiles business development at Lockheed Martin, told IHS Jane's .
The pedestal launcher is designed with M299 launcher rails, associated cables, and electronics, and Hill said it is fully compatible with Hellfire II and DAGR missiles.172 of 459 words
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