Cobham’s WLP-1000 weapons launcher positioner successfully supported Lockheed Martin’s successful test firings of HELLFIRE and DAGR missiles from its Long Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle (LRSAV) during recent ground-to-ground tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Cobham's WLP-1000 weapons
launcher positioner successfully supported Lockheed Martin's
successful test firings of HELLFIRE and DAGR missiles from its Long
Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle (LRSAV) during recent
ground-to-ground tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Cobham Weapons Launcher Positioner Supports
Successful HELLFIRE and DAGR Missile Tests
Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin
The WLP-1000 is a compact, lightweight, military ruggedized
launcher positioner that is weapons and platform
agnostic. The positioner is easily configured to
support existing M299; M310, M260, M261, and LAU-10 launchers. This
modular 2-axis positioning system is optimized for size, weight,
and power (SWaP), and incorporates a MIL-qualified servo control
module for closed loop azimuth and elevation slewing and
For the live-fire demonstration, the Cobham positioner was
configured with four M299 launcher rails, associated cables and
electronics, providing full compatibility with HELLFIRE® II and
DAGR missiles. DAGR's rail-mounted canister attaches to
the pedestal launch rails as it would on a standard HELLFIRE
launcher designed for aircraft. Two test firings were conducted,
one HELLFIRE and one DAGR, with flawless performance by the Cobham
"Cobham is committed to supporting our customers
with innovative solutions to complex engineering
challenges," said Jeff Hassannia, Vice-President of
Business Development for Cobham Defense Electronics.
The WLP-1000 launcher positioner was developed by Cobham in
2012, and has supported three (3) other successful HELLFIRE and
DAGR ground-ground tests, including one from the Lockheed Martin
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).