CRV7 Rocket Weapon System

Ingenuity and innovation have established Magellan Aerospace as a global leader in rocket design and development. 

With more than 800,000 rocket motors produced for 15 customers worldwide, Magellan’s CRV7 rocket weapon system has become the leading air-to-ground unguided 2.75-inch (70mm) rocket system available today. Optimized for two very different flight environments, the C15 came first for use from fixed wing aircraft, followed by the C17 for rotary wing platforms. The power behind the CRV7 is the propellant. CRV7 is longer range, faster time to target, and superior accuracy. The cost-effective CRV7 system includes HTPB composite propellant rocket motors, launchers, and various training and operational warheads to meet mission objectives. 

 

Features

  • Superior accuracy
  • Greater stand-off distances
  • Higher kinetic energy (fixed wing / helicopter)
  • Rocket motors, launchers and warheads in various models
Rotary Wing CRV7

Rotary Wing CRV7

Fixed Wing CRV7

Fixed Wing CRV7

Product Line


C15 Fixed Wing Variant

Magellan Aerospace developed the C15 rocket motor for use on fixed wing aircraft and this variant is still the most widely used today.  

Its combination of high kinetic energy and optimized spin rate results in maximum speed and accuracy, with dispersion significantly less than competing systems. A salvo of ripple-fired rockets produces an impact “footprint” one-third the size, equating to a target hit probability that is three times greater. It also allows users to approach a target from lower altitudes and fire from longer standoff ranges. Fastest to target, the kinetic energy provided by the high impulse of the C15 rocket motor combines with kinetic energy penetrator warheads, supplying users with an effective solution to defeat armoured targets. 

The CRV7 system has been qualified and fired from over 35 fixed wing platforms, including F18 Hornet, Jaguar, F-5 A/B Freedom Fighter, GR7/GR9 Harrier, Hawk, L-159, F-16, Alpha Jet, and A-4 Skyhawk.

OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • The composite propellant and the design of the CRV7 C15 motor allows for storage and operation in conditions ranging from Arctic to desert (-54° to +71° C) 
  • CRV7 motors are partially compliant with Insensitive Munitions (IM) criteria, MIL-STD-2105 
  • The Head End Permanent Ignitor (HEPI) features an integrated RF filter, providing protection against Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

WARHEADS

  • WTU-5001/B Practice and WTU-5001 A/B Hardened Rod Practice: 10-lb warheads used as a training substitute for a variety of explosive-filled 2.75-inch rocket warheads
  • WDU-5002/B Flechette Anti-Tank: designed to defeat NATO standard heavy triple armour at angles of obliquity up to 40°
  • RA-79 High Explosive Incendiary Semi-Armour Piercing: suitable for anti-ship, bunkers, and fortifications
  • M151 High Explosive Point Detonating: warhead is designed for antipersonnel applications
  • M257 Illumination and M278 Illumination: the M257 provides battlefield illumination over approximately one square mile with one million candlepower for 120 seconds in the visible spectrum. The M278 provides similar illumination in the near-IR spectrum

LAUNCHERS

  • LAU-5002 (6 tube) reusable launcher
  • LAU-5003 (19 tube) disposable launcher
  • SUU-5003 rocket launcher and bomb dispenser (carries 4 rockets and 6 practice bombs)
C15 Rocket Motor with Warhead

C15 Rocket Motor with Warhead

L159 Firing C15 Rocket

L159 Firing C15 Rocket


C17 FOR ROTARY WING PLATFORMS

The only 2.75 inch rocket motor developed specially for the turbulent operating environment of a helicopter. C17 surpasses competing systems on multiple levels.

A 40% increase in accuracy was measured during Apache helicopter firings. First to target, a 10 lb warhead with a C17 rocket motor reaches a 3 km range at least two seconds faster, while its velocity is at least 36% greater, allowing for maximum rocket propulsion. It’s also been designed with a rocket protection device specifically for the M261 light-weight launcher that when loaded, provides protection on the ground and in flight.

The CRV7 system has been fired from the following rotary wing platforms: Apache AH-64D, Apache AH-64A, WAH-64, CH136 Kiowa (OH-58A), UH-1H, Super Lynx 300, and Rooivalk.

OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • Developed for safety, the composite propellant and the design of the CRV7 C17 motor allows for storage and operation in conditions ranging from Arctic to desert (-54° to +71° C)
  • CRV7 motors are partially compliant with Insensitive Munitions (IM) criteria, MIL-STD-2105 
  • The Head End Permanent Ignitor (HEPI) features an integrated RF filter, providing protection against Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

WARHEADS

  • WTU-5001/B Practice and WTU-5001 A/B Hardened Rod Practice: 10 lb warheads used as a training substitute for a variety of explosive-filled 2.75 inch rocket warheads
  • General Purpose Flechette: warhead contains 80 tungsten flechettes. Each flechette is capable of penetrating light armour
  • RA-79 High Explosive Incendiary Semi-Armour Piercing: suitable for anti-ship, bunkers and fortifications
  • M151 High Explosive Point Detonating: warhead designed for antipersonnel applications
  • M257 Illumination and M278 Illumination: provides battlefield illumination over approximately one square mile with one million candlepower for 120 seconds in the visible spectrum. The M278 provides similar illumination in the near-IR spectrum

LAUNCHERS

  • M260 (7 tube) light-weight launcher
  • M261 (19 tube) light-weight launcher
Apache Loading C17 Rocket

Apache Loading C17 Rocket

Contacts

Ken Kohut Marketing Manager ken.kohut@magellan.aero