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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Boeing Avenger Derivatives at AUSA 2014
 
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 05:02 PM
 
Boeing Avenger expanded air defense system provides adaptive force protection solution.
In response to warfighter requirements, Boeing has expanded Avenger capabilities by developing derivatives that provide adaptive force protection solutions. At AUSA 2014, Boeing shows an expanded Avenger short-range air defense system armed with MBDA Brimstone missiles and AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles.
     
In response to warfighter requirements, Boeing has expanded Avenger capabilities by developing derivatives that provide adaptive force protection solutions. At AUSA 2014, Boeing shows an expanded Avenger short-range air defense system armed with Hellfire missiles, rockets and AIM-9X Sidewinder missile.
Boeing Avenger short-range air defense system at AUSA 2014, Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C., United States.
     

Boeing has developed an open architecture based on a universal weapons interface concept that enables integration of a variety of weapons (missiles, rockets, guns, future weapons) providing multi-mission capability on a single platform. This concept allows for rapid conversion, a robust weapons mix that compliments other weapon systems, and provides the flexibility to match the weapon with the threat.

Boeing’s Avenger counters an array of threats facing the US Army today ranging from airborne Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Rocket/ Artillery/Mortar (RAM) to ground threats.

Boeing’s open architecture design is based on a universal weapons interface (UWI) concept that enables integration of a variety of weapons. This provides multi-mission capability on a single platform that is scalable to support various levels of modernization. The UWI construct allows rapid conversion and supports a robust weapons mix that complements other weapon systems. The architecture is modular and can be installed at a component level or as an integrated turret.

Boeing has developed a cost-effective modernization strategy to implement this open architecture on existing US Army Avenger systems. Adding capability to existing systems through modernization is more cost-effective than a new program start and reduces the time required to achieve First Unit Equipped (FUE).

Boeing Avenger open architecture can be armed with a full range of weapons as Stinger missile, XM-293 machine gun, Bushmaster Guns, Hellfire/Longbow missile, rockets AIM-9X Sidewinder missile and High Energy Laser Weapon.

Laser Avenger integrates a directed energy weapon together with the kinetic weapons of the Avenger air defense system. During a firing test in December 2008, Avenger system has shot down UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) using laser weapon. As part of the overall counter-UAV demonstration, Boeing also successfully test-fired a lightweight 25mm machine gun from the Laser Avenger platform to potentially further the hybrid directed energy/kinetic energy capability against UAV threats.

     
Video: Boeing Avenger short-range air defense system at AUSA 2014
 

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