Arnold Defense, a Missouri-based defense contractor, supplies most of the aircraft mounted missile launchers for the US military and allied militaries around the world. Since 1961, the Missouri team has produced more than 1.1 million launchers making them the world’s largest supplier of rocket launchers for military aircraft, vessels and vehicles.
Recently, Arnold Defense’s Chris Frillman talked with Shepherd Media during the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Mission Summit about their latest innovation in support of the warfighter.
“The [new] 12-shot pod is the “sweet spot” between the M260 seven shot pod and M261 19 shot pod,” Frillman, weapon systems program director at Arnold Defense, told Shepherd Media’s Scott Gourley. Frillman told Gourley that 12-shot design emerged from a request to fly 19 shot pods on an OH-58 helicopter. “Our CEO was called and asked if they could land the OH-58 on the M261 pods,” he said. “And our CEO responded, “Sure you can – once.”