Supacat And MBDA Launch Brimstone HMT Overwatch At ARMY EXPO 2022
Supacat and MBDA are collectively launching Brimstone HMT Overwatch, an idea demonstrator of a brand new tactical functionality for Gentle Forces, at ARMY EXPO 2022 on 9 September 2022. The UK excessive mobility defence car specialist and European missiles group have collaborated to combine MBDA’s Brimstone precision weapon onto Supacat’s HMT car to equip the Gentle Forces tactical commander with the natural functionality to ship precision anti-armour results at lengthy ranges and in quantity. Supacat’s HMT (Excessive Mobility Transport) platform is designed for modularity and tools integration whereas Brimstone’s ‘one missile, multi-platform’ versatile design will be built-in onto helicopters, fastened wing plane (together with quick jets), land automobiles, naval platforms and UAVs.
Mike Mew, UK SBD Director MBDA UK, stated: “This Gentle Overwatch idea showcases how we will take an in-service platform and quickly ship an operational functionality that gives a serious lethality enhance to the front-line, whereas studying classes to spiral capabilities for the long run. This can be a nice UK business instance of experimentation, supporting Op MOBILISE, accelerating Future Soldier and alignment with the Land Trade Technique”
Phil Applegarth, Director of Supacat, stated, “Overwatch creates a potent new functionality for Gentle Forces, combining HMT’s all terrain agility with Brimstone’s precision results, and demonstrates the flexibility of each components”.
Brimstone HMT Overwatch gives an all-weather fire-and-forget functionality and with low collateral injury in restrictive engagement situations. It permits for fast and efficient engagement and for enhanced flexibility in mission match functionality choices to repel adversary formations and single level targets. It has a salvo launch choice to attain co-ordinated results on a number of targets throughout a single mission and contains line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight engagements, third-party focusing on and excessive off-boresight agility. Brimstone additionally gives best-in-class Insensitive Munitions-compliance for security. Brimstone and HMT are every battle-proven with Brimstone attaining over 98% operational success charge in defeating static, transferring and manoeuvring goal units together with MBTs and different armoured automobiles.
Supacat Group initially specialised within the design and growth of army and civil excessive mobility automobiles. The Excessive Mobility Transporter (HMT) car platform is produced in three variants the HMT 400 (4×4), the HMT 600 (6×6) and the HMT Extenda (configurable between 4×4 and 6×6). A HMT 800 (8×8) variant can be obtainable. The HMT was designed in mid-1999 by HMT Supacat Restricted later renamed to HMT Automobiles Restricted. In 2004, Lockheed Martin entered right into a licence settlement with HMT Automobiles Ltd to fabricate and promote the HMT in North America. In 2006, Lockheed Martin (UK) acquired HMT Automobiles Ltd who licensed the design again to Supacat. The British Military has additionally developed specialist variants of the HMT. HMT is operated by British Forces as JACKAL and COYOTE and globally by quite a few Particular Forces.
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