Technologies for Containerizing and Vertically Launching Multiple Missiles Simultaneously

Period of Performance: 11/08/2011 - 05/08/2012


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Systima Technologies, Inc.
10809 120th Avenue Northeast
Kirkland, WA 98033
Principal Investigator


Systima Technologies, Inc. (Systima) is proposing to develop an end-to-end integrated All-Up-Round (AUR) canister solution to provide a multiple missile launcher (MML) for Extended Area Protection & Survivability (EAPS) missiles. By allowing a single MML-AUR to provide multiple EAPS missiles the number of potential intercepts by a deployed vertical launcher system is greatly enhanced. By incorporating modularity enhancements Systima has used for small munitions launchers in Harvest Hawk, mission flexibility will greatly increase by allowing the MML-AUR to work with multiple deployment platforms or as a stand-alone launcher. This program has the full support of the Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control (LMMFC), industry leaders in small advanced interceptors. Systima’s MML-AUR design will maximize the mission effectiveness for the warfighter by providing maximum munitions packaging and a capable launcher that will readily integrate with multiple platforms. The MML-AUR would be designed for NLOS-LS type vertical launchers and easily adaptable to platforms such as the Avenger mobile anti-aircraft system increasing its capabilities. This design would also be capable of stand-alone missile launch for a small man-portable weapons/interceptor platform.