French firm Thales announced on 5 September that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Poland’s Air Force Institute of Technology to integrate air-launched rocket system on the Polish Army’s Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ attack helicopters.
The work will see the two organisations work together to integrate Thales’ Telson 22 rocket launcher system on the helicopters. The Telson 22 is a digital rocket launch system that is designed to store and launch 22 Aculeus induction-activated rockets respectively from combat helicopters. However, Thales said in its release that the system would also be capable of launching other rockets that the Polish government may choose to procure.
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