New Raytheon Missile Launcher to Fire 2 Missiles From 1 Pod!!!

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Double combat power at a fraction of the cost

    The launcher will fire two missiles from a single weapons pod, an innovative and differentiated design that slashes the cost to the customer and increases combat power. The new missile also flies farther, packs more punch and incorporates a superior guidance system than the current weapon, which is rapidly becoming obsolete.

    Raytheon’s Long-Range Precision Fires weapon is designed to integrate with the M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS rocket launchers. The new missile's range and speed will allow Army combat units to engage targets over vast geographic spaces in high-threat environments.

    As the next generation of surface-to-surface weapons for the Army, the Long-Range Precision Fires weapon will:

    • Offer a low-cost solution.
    • Double the firepower.
    • Defeat fixed land targets at 300-499 kilometers.
    • Improve lethality and target set over current systems.
    http://www.raytheon.com/capabilitie...dium=organic&utm_campaign=N/A&linkId=30328937
     
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    wasn't the HIMARs to replace the M270s?
     
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    I don't believe it was meant to replace the M270, just augment them with a lighter, more easily transported vehicle.

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