Video of the launch of a Longbow Hellfire Missile from the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 – Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) Multi Mission Launcher (MML). The MML is a truck mounted launch system currently in development and is designed to be capable of loading various interceptors, allowing soldier to select different interceptors for use against different threats.
Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) Program led by the U.S. Army needed the experience and expertise that Trust Automation had delivered to the U.S. Military previously in being able to lift, level and rotate heavy equipment for missile launching. The equipment needed to be capable of extremely precise positioning, at a rapid pace, in very rugged environmental conditions.
Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) International is a multinational joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA in Italy and Germany. Lockheed’s Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) division, headquartered in Florida is the prime contractor for the MEADS system.
Trust Automation, Inc., the world’s leading developer of linear servo drives, creator of custom and standard high precision motion, motor control and system design as well as complete power train devices for the defense and other industries, today announced its fourth Low Rate Initial Production contract for the rugged and high tech vehicle automation system for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) produced by Lockheed Martin. AN/TPQ-53 is a counterfire target acquisition radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.