LUXEMBOURG - The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has recently installed and successfully tested an in-house designed Hand Brake Safety System for the British Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) vehicles.
The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is an armoured, self-propeller automatic system that fires surface-to-surface rockets from the M270 family of launcher weapons platforms. This major safety modification in the British vehicle was driven by a fatality occurred several years ago, caused by an uncontrolled movement of the MLRS vehicle. NSPA designed the Hand Brake Safety System and produced all the components in-house, preventing this kind of incident occurring in the future.
The work was performed in close liaison and valuable cooperation with the 26th Regiment Royal Artillery of the British MLRS Regiment, based in Larkhill, United Kingdom