In an interview with Defensehere.com, Norbert Cadapeaud, Product Line Manager of Thales Land and Air Systems, discussed the company's missile products such as LMM missile and its capabilities.
According to Thales, LMM is a lightweight, precision strike multirole missile designed to be fired from a variety of tactical platforms on Land, Sea and Air against a wide range of conventional and asymmetric threats.
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"We have two missiles using the same guidance system, which is laser beam riding, the STARStreak and the LMM, Lightweight Multirole Missile. I will first introduce you to the LMM missile." said Norbert Cadapeaud, Product Line Manager of Thales. "So, the Multirole is very important because it's able to fight and neutralize surface targets, air targets from the ground and even air to ground targets."
"The Multirole is very important for this kind of missile. It is guided at the back by laser beam riding technology." he revealed. "You can see different kind of threats, targets which are neutralize either from a vehicle integrated on turret on a remote weapon station on top of the turret of the vehicle, either on the track launcher either even on the shoulder launcher."
"Both missiles are compatible with this kind of launchers. This missile especially the LMM is very a successful missile with launchers of course. We are building them in Thales in the UK. So, it is of course in service in the UK. It is combat proven in an eastern country of Europe and also in service in the Southeast Asia and in the Middle East." Cadapeaud concluded.