Arnold Defense selling land-based 70 mm rocket launchers to Special Forces

by Andrew White

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and an undisclosed special mission unit in Europe are set to become the first customers capable of firing 70 mm rockets from tactical ground vehicles, industry sources told Janes .

Arnold Defense is in the process of finalising a pair of contracts with both organisations for delivery of an undisclosed number of Fletcher land-based 70 mm rocket launchers.

Officials from the US-based company told Janes both customers would be receiving the Fletcher Laser Guided Weapon System, which will be integrated on board undisclosed special operations vehicles.

A rendering of Arnold Defense’s Fletcher 70 mm rocket launcher for tactical ground vehicles. (Arnold Defense)

A rendering of Arnold Defense’s Fletcher 70 mm rocket launcher for tactical ground vehicles. (Arnold Defense)

Arnold Defense declined to say which vehicles would be equipped with the launcher, although company president Doug Wallace said the Fletcher could be integrated on a variety of ground vehicles including the Polaris MRZR and DAGOR, Navistar SOTV, Nimr Ajban LRSOV, Oshkosh S-ATV, Supacat LRV400 and HMT600, and Jankel LTTV.

“The timings, numbers, configurations, and concepts of use are different for each customer but Arnold and their integration partners will be delivering a combination of single (4-round) vehicle-mounted Fletcher systems and a new and unique twin-mounted (8-round) Fletcher variant,” a company statement said.

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