Lightweight Multi-role Missile
In the surface attack arena, Thales has drawn on its expertise with high-velocity air defence weapons to develop the LMM. Based on the Starstreak, LMM has a unitary warhead in place of the air defence missile’s three-dart system, and a guidance system optimised for high precision.
LMM offers customers a missile with high precision but very low collateral damage properties, ideal for use in urban conflicts. It is available at greatly reduced cost when compared with current systems such as Hellfire or Spike.
Thales LMM has numerous applications, and will expand into a family of related weapons for numerous roles. It has already been trialled on fixed-wing (BAE Systems Fury) and rotary-wing (Schiebel Camcopter) UAVs, and has been selected for integration with the Augusta Westland Lynx Wildcat battlefield helicopter.