What is weapons platform?

  • (noun): Any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons.
    Synonyms: platform

Weapons Platform

A weapons platform is generally any structure or system on which a weapon can be mounted. For example, a fighter jet is a weapons platform for missiles, bombs or autocannons. Other vehicles such as the Humvee are considered weapons platforms as well, such as for grenade launchers, machine guns and some missile launchers.

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