Air-Launched Weapons

BAT-120 GL begins live-fire testing

07 August 2018

Live-fire testing of the Thales BAT-120 GL laser-guided, lightweight, air-to-surface munition commenced in June with the launch of a guidance-equipped prototype weapon from a French Air Force Mirage 2000D multirole fighter at the French Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Biscarrosse test range in southwest France.

“The firing was the first opportunity to test the BAT-120 GL prototype guided by a trajectory correction system derived from the laser-guided rocket developed by Thales. The munition was launched from the aircraft and corrected its trajectory in flight as anticipated in the test protocol,” said Thales in a statement.

A Thales spokesperson confirmed that only one munition was launched during the test, and that no target was involved.

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