Moog Demonstrates M230LF Cannon from Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform at Successful Live Fire
The M230LF cannon escalates the RIwP’s overmatch lethality
Fort Benning, GA – Dec 14, 2016 – Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Space and Defense Group and its defense-industry partners, DRS Technologies and Orbital ATK, today demonstrated a 30mm direct fire cannon on the Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) during a live fire demonstration at Red Cloud Range, Fort Benning, GA. The audience included more than 50 high-ranking Army Officers and civilians.
The live fire exercise featured the RIwP configured with: a TOW missile launcher, M230LF 30mm cannon, and an Army production IBAS (Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem) sight. The RIwP was integrated on an Oshkosh Defense Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle. The M230LF cannon fired multiple rounds at 400, 700, and 1500 meters. All rounds hit their intended targets in a show of superior accuracy. “The RIwP is light enough for a tactical vehicle yet it has more fire power in many configurations, than other fighting vehicles, providing overmatch advantages to the Warfighter,” said Rob Urban, General Manager of Moog’s Santa Barbara, CA Operations. “This product will change the future of warfare as we know it.”
RIwP is an innovative remote weapon platform offering multiple weapon options simultaneously to guarantee tailored overmatch in every combat situation. The RIwP accommodates a variety of weapons including missiles, direct fire, and non-lethal deterrents, as well as an advanced sensor package. With more than 125 weapon configurations that can be housed on a single platform, the RIwP offers common training and logistics. Engineered with many advanced features, the RIwP includes high-performance target acquisition technology and unmatched pointing/stabilization accuracy ensuring U.S. and allied forces see first, engage first, and achieve mission success.
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About Moog Inc.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, and marine products. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com. Additional information about the Moog Defense Sector can be found at www.moog.com/defense.
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies is a leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, DRS builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. See the full range of capabilities at www.drs.com and on Twitter @drstechnologies.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in precision weapons, tactical rocket motors used in air-, sea- and land-based systems, missile-warning products, and ammunition and gun systems, serving America and our allies. The group is the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading manufacturer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and gun systems. In addition, the group develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion control systems. Additional information can be found at www.orbitalatk.com
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.