Missouri Defense Manufacturer Debuts New Weapon System For US Military

Missouri-based defense manufacturer, Arnold Defense, debuted their new “FLETCHER” 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System at the Defence and Security Equipment international (DSEI) trade show in London. The FLETCHER can be mounted on land-based military vehicles as well as, potentially, marine and littoral platforms.

Click the video image to view Arnold Defense talk about their new product

The FLETCHER concept is supported by a team of global defense industry companies working together under Arnold’s leadership to combine their complimentary expertise. Working together, the team is able to provide a full-system approach to FLETCHER ranging beginning with design, continuing through the full manufacturing process, and into after-purchase sustainment.

“FLETCHER is an exciting new development for Arnold Defense and our team partners,” Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense, said. We’re already exceedingly well established in the air environment with our rocket systems being used on air platforms globally. Moving that success into the land environment with our 2.75-inch rocket systems fitted to wheeled and tracked vehicles, as well as in a dismounted role, will provide ground forces with an entirely new capability.”

With an average of $10.5 billion in prime and subcontracts awarded each year to companies located or performing work within the state, the DOD has a large impact on Missouri’s economy. Defense contracting directly affects more than 600 industries and more than 25,000 businesses in Missouri, with Boeing leading the way.

For more on Missouri’s aerospace and defense manufacturing check out our industry page, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, for more information on Missouri.

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