Eurosatory 2018: MBDA continues development of Enforcer shoulder-launched guided weapon system


MBDA, an International developer and manufacturer of missiles with headquarter in France continues the development of Enforcer, a new one-man portable shoulder-launched on-shot guided weapon system. The Enforcer will be offered to the German army, where it could complement the Wirkmittel 90 infantry weapon which has an effective range of 1,200 meters, offering an additional munition for the system.


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MBDA Enforcer new one-man portable shoulder-launched on-shot guided weapon system. (Picture source Noam Eshel, Defense-Update)


The Enforcer concept is a new lightweight one-shot, disposable shoulder-launched guided munition which has a firing range from 100 m to 2 km using Fire-and-Forget missile system. MBDA is positioning Enforcer (KFK) as a complimentary multipurpose munition to existing shoulder-fired infantry weapon systems. It enables dismounted infantry to engage lightly protected battlefield/urban targets at relevant combat ranges, with high precision and minimal exposure to the operator.

The Enforcer can be used against lightly armoured and soft skinned targets during night and day operations. It has a weight of 9 kg including missile and launch tube. The Enforces is designed to destroy a wide range of static and moving targets, including concealed snipers.

The Enforcer can be operated from behind cover and from enclosed/confined spaces. It can be carried and operated by a single soldier, with minimal exposure of the operator to enemy fireCompatible with the Wirkmittel 90 weapon system.

The Enforcer is a German-led, multi-national MBDA program. In December 2016, MBDA has announced successful test fire of the lightweight missile Enforcer as part of its ongoing development programme. The multinational Enforcer team scored several highly accurate hits during guided firings carried out at the trials facility of the German Bundeswehr’s Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition 91 in November 2016.

The firing tests with the Enforcer development prototype were conducted at ranges of between 1,000m to 2,000 m and confirmed expectations with regard to the weapon’s homing head, which guided the missile directly to the centre of each of the intended targets. One of the missiles used the new lightweight, carbon-fiber launching tube developed by MBDA in Italy. It has now entered development phase and has completed six successful firings to prove technology and design viability and it could be qualified by the end of 2019.


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