Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Arnold Defense awarded $23,9M for 2.75-inch rocket launchers

The world’s largest supplier of rocket launchers for military aircraft, Arnold Defense has received a $23,9 million contract to delivery 2.75-inch rocket launchers and subcomponents.

Pentagon said: “Arnold Defense and Electronics, Arnold, Missouri, is awarded a $23,911,200 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for 2.75-inch rocket launchers and subcomponents to support Navy, Army, Air Force and foreign military sales requirements”.

The contract, announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Defense, includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,779,290.


Additionally, this contract involves sales to the government of Australia.

Arnold Defense has manufactured more than 1.1 million 2.75-inch rocket launchers since 1961 for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and many NATO customers. The company is the world’s largest supplier of rocket launchers for military aircraft, vessels and vehicles. Core products include the 7-round M260and 19-round M261 commonly used by U.S. Army helicopters; the thermal coated 7-round LAU-68 variants and LAU-61 Digital Rocket Launcher used by the U.S. Navy; and the 7-round LAU-131 and SUU-25 flare dispenser used by the U.S. Air Force.

Arnold Defense is the only rocket launcher manufacturer that uses magneforming in production for perfectly seamless construction on the M260 and M261 launcher tubes.

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Dylan Malyasov
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