Thales working on TELSON rocket system for MI-24 MSPO 2017
Thales and Poland’s Air Force Institute of Technology (ITWL) signed a letter of intent to work together on the integration of TELSON 22 rocket system on the Mi-24 helicopter of Polish Armed Forces.
Thales TELSON Induction rockets system using advanced wireless technology is the most modern rockets armament system on the market. Already equipping the French army, this rocket armament system is NATO combat proven in recent conflicts across Africa and the Middle East. TELSON rocket system is qualified to the highest NATO standards for all tactical engagement, and designed for both ACULEUS digital guided and free rockets, incorporating the latest precision guidance and insensitive munitions technologies, delivering higher precision safety.
After several discussions, Thales and ITWL agreed on the possibility of equipping the Mi-24 helicopters with a modern TELSON rocket armament system using the extensive modernization-integration experience gained by ITWL in the course of development of the W-3PL “Głuszec” platform. The solution will also be compatible with other types of armaments (including laser-guided rockets) that might be of interest to the Polish Armed Forces using the Mi-24.