The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) Tiger attack helicopter pilot, LTN Romain (1er RHC) loads himself TDA induction rockets into the Telson 22 (Rocket launcher 22 tube). TDA produces rocket launchers for all types of in-service combat helicopters. They can deploy 12 or 22 rockets, including free-fall rockets and the future Induction Laser Guided Rocket (ILGR). The TIGER helicopter, for example, can deploy two 22-tube launchers (TELSON 22) and two 12-tube launchers (TELSON 12), providing outstanding firepower with a total of 68 ready-to-fir rockets.
With this modular approach, platforms can also mix and match their lethal payloads to deploy a combination of anti-tank missiles (Hellfire or others) and air-to-air projectiles (e.g. MISTRAL). The same aircraft can be equipped with different types of weapons. This makes it possible to select the most appropriate weapon system for each target profile, optimising resources and maximising cost effectiveness. To emphasize its very high-technology products, which are very advanced in their domain, TDA ARMAMENTS SAS adopted the Trade Mark TELSON to appoint, in a generic way, its Induction Rocket Systems (IRS).
TDA’s rocket launchers are available in a range of sizes including 22, 12, 8 and dual-tube models. They are designed for latest-generation combat aircraft, combat helicopters, light reconnaissance and liaison helicopters, operational light aviation and unmanned air systems.
In spite of its Anglo-Saxon consonnance, the Latin telson word indicates, in all the languages, the pocket containing the poison galnd which the scorpion raises on the last segment of its tail.