The British Royal Marines Have Tested the Lightweight Multirole Missile Against a Drone

MANORBIER, (BM) – The British Royal Marines have tested the Lightweight Multirole Missile against a drone, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting UKDJ.

The missile is fired from a small shoulder launcher and the operator guides it using a joystick which controls a laser beam on which the projectile flies.

LMM was initially conceived as Thales’ response to the MoD’s Future Air-to-Surface Guided Weapon (Light) requirement. LMM has been designed to be launched from a variety of naval, air and land platforms against a wide range of targets.

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“It gives us more utility across the battlefield and gives the brigade a different option.” Said Captain James O’Rourke, Officer Commanding of Air Defence Troop, in a news release.

“It means we can start enabling attacks on targets that won’t be able to see us. It’s got a laser beam system as well and it’s a passive system so we won’t be spotted by the enemy when we pull the trigger.”

The exercise took place at the Air Defence Range Manorbier in southwest Wales.

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Source: UKDJ

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