MLT Ground Vertical Launch Module

The launcher module is mounted on a truck to achieve the required mobility. It contains 8 ASTER 30 ready to-fire missiles.

To fulfill its mission, it ensures the following functions:

  • transportation of the munitions in horizontal position,
  • localization of MLT by means of an IRU (Inertial Reference Unit) and GPS,
  • leveling of the launch platform,
  • erection of the launch ramp to vertical position,
  • measurement of the attitude of the launch ramp,
  • monitoring the state of the launcher and of each ammunition to control the operational state and log operating conditions,
  • data link with Engagement Module (E.M.),
  • preparation of ammunitions and control of launch sequence.

The SAMP/T concept provides a high rate of fire: a salvo of two missiles can be fired in less than one second, and all eight missiles (from the same launcher) in about 10 seconds.

The large number of ready-to-fire missiles (up to 48 missiles depending of the configuration – up to 6 launchers with 8 missiles per launcher) and the rapid reload capability support this high rate of fire.

All operations, except the initial deployment, are remotely performed and controlled from the engagement module (E.M.).

Click on the modules below