Tag Complex Weapons

Harebrained Schemes

Picking up from the issues and trends, half a dozen sensible suggestions, or hare brained schemes, depending on your perspective!

Summary, Trends and Issues

There are a number of observable trends and issues in complex weapon evolution, especially considering the time from concept to service cans sometimes be in decades, and it is worth looking at a few of them, not in any particular order.

Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

The Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), nicknamed the '70km Sniper', provides pinpoint accuracy delivering a 200lb high explosive warhead to its target, with twice the range of other artillery systems used by the British Army.


Meteor is the next generation Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) system designed to revolutionise air-to-air combat in the 21st Century


HMS Montrose fires Harpoon
Harpoon is the long range lance of the Type 23 Frigate, capable of destroying enemy ships far beyond the horizon. Scheduled out of service date is 2018