The advantage of Martlet is that as it started out as a MANPAD (origins go all the way back to Blowpipe, then to Javelin, then to Starburst) the launch method means there is practically no rocket efflux to deal with. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. When the Mk38 Mod3 was announced, there were indications BAE intended to add a capability to launch APKWS from the mount. A target boat took a direct hit in the Irish Sea as the Royal Navy successfully tested its new missile to defeat terrorists and suicide bombers. Our ability to overcome adverse conditions means we’re often the first to respond when disaster strikes. I do think they tie into a sensor network. “The Fighting Clan has always had a reputation for being at the forefront of innovation and we were delighted to be chosen to support this trial.”, The frigate’s Commanding Officer Commander Tom Weaver added: “The impressive result of this trial was achieved through the hard work and cooperation of a wide array of industry and defence partners and it was rewarding for Sutherland to have played such a key role in its success.”. The impressive result of this trial was achieved through the hard work and cooperation of a wide array of industry and defence partners and it was rewarding for Sutherland to have played such a key role in its success. LMM Martlet will ensure that the Wildcat has the best-in-class offensive capability to protect HMS Queen Elizabeth and her task group during her maiden operational deployment next year.”, “With each platform capable of carrying up to 20 Martlet, the Wildcats deployed with the task group will be a significant deterrent to anyone wishing to interfere with UK interests.”. The nominal effective range of the 25mm Mk38 is 2,700 yards (2,457 m). Connect with like-minded people and develop a peer-to-peer support network both online and at community centres. And what’s the likelihood of the USCG ordering their Armaments independently though a vendor that isn’t either DHS or USN compliant…. Replacement for Sea Skua. And that really is a big deal. This weekend, six teams from around the world will sail into the Solent to compete in the America’s Cup World Series 2016 – the world’s oldest international sporting trophy – supported by the Royal Navy. Up to 20 Martlet Missiles can be integrated on the Wildcat helicopter to provide robust defence against swarm threats, and this capability is due in service with the Royal Navy in 2020. Unfortunately even that seems unlikely. Find out how you can cope with the challenges of deployment using an array of support services, tools and initiatives. That has yet to be funded however..not sure if the RN has shown any interest. Whether it’s dealing with the demands of deployment or the rigours of relocation, we make sure that the family and friends of Naval Service personnel have all the help, guidance and support they need, every day. It flies at a maximum speed of Mach 1.5 and has a maximum range of 8km, minimum range is 400m, propelled by a two-stage rocket motor. For Coast Guard applications, I don’t think we need to worry too much about large numbers of swarming boats.