Jackal ISTAR Live Firing Demonstration16-06-2009
On 30 April Supacat conducted a joint live firing demo with Thales at Lulworth ranges.
The aim of the day was to prove the operability of the Kongsberg Protector 151 remote weapons station to the UK MoD customer with a view to offering Jackal as an integrated reconnaissance platform.
Having fully integrated the weapons system with the Supacat Extenda demonstrator vehicle, the joint team ran through a programme of live firing serials culminating in the actual customer demonstration.
The system performed exceptionally well offering a genuine stabilised ‘fire on the move’ capability cross-country with both .50 Heavy Machine Gun and 40mm Grenade Machine Guns fitted.
Single shot accuracy was dramatically increased and the integration of the 151’s target acquisition sensors (thermal, image intensified and daylight camera) vastly improves the STA capabilities of the Jackal and fully proved the recce concept.
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