US Army opts to assess Thales’ induction rocket system 

The U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) will assess Thales’s induction rocket system technology.

Thales laser guided rocket

Thales has been awarded a contract, for a 6-month period, under the terms of an FTAS (Foreign Technology Assessment Support) agreement. During this period, the Telson-22 and Telson-12 rocket launchers, and Aculeus induction rockets will be assessed in France by an American delegation in cooperation with Thales engineers.

This digital technology, which has been employed in combat since 2009, boasts a range of operational advantages, including high-precision and reduced weight, better ease-of-use and reduced maintenance. Because they align with U.S. Army technology objectives, these attributes provide a compelling impetus for the assessment of this 100% French weapons system, already operational on the Tiger combat helicopter.