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Singapore Airshow 2020: HOPE Technik debuts CLAW tactical aircraft munitions loader

17 February 2020
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Singapore’s HOPE Technik, a technology developer specialising in bespoke research and manufacturing for the commercial, defence, and government sectors, has taken the opportunity at the Singapore Airshow 2020 to unveil its new tactical aircraft munitions handling and loading system called the Compact Loader for Aircraft Weapons (CLAW).

CLAW is designed to transfer munitions or stores directly from storage to a tactical aircraft and is operated by a single operator, who can control the loader’s lift arm, load table motion, and vehicle movement from the rear-mounted digital instrument panel.

Homegrown technology developer HOPE Technik unveiled its Compact Loader for Aircraft Weapons at the Singapore Airshow 2020 exhibition. (Jane’s/Kelvin Wong)Homegrown technology developer HOPE Technik unveiled its Compact Loader for Aircraft Weapons at the Singapore Airshow 2020 exhibition. (Jane’s/Kelvin Wong)

According to company specifications, the electrically powered and self-propelled CLAW measures 4,020 mm long, 1,440 mm wide, and 1,240 mm tall with its handling table retracted, and offers a run time of up to 8 hours on each battery charge.

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