Designed by MBDA, MBDA’s MILAN (Extended Response) anti-tank missile is the latest generation of the combat-proven MILAN weapon system that has already been selected by over 40 customers around the world. This latest generation high firepower weapon system has been specifically designed for land combat forces involved in sustained and demanding close combat operations. It combines precision and the versatility to address all the threats of the modern battlefield; static or moving, comprising the most heavily armed tanks as well as targets such as fortifications and infrastructures. The missile system is equipped with new extended response ammunition powered by enhanced propulsion system for high lethality, in-flight manoeuvrability, and maximum operating range. It can also be configured with the next generation technologies to meet the new combat requirements.
The MILAN ER weapon system is equipped with semi-automatic command to line of sight (SACLOS) guidance system. The wire-guided SACLOS offers anti-jamming efficiency in clutter environments. The man-in-the-loop option further ensures accurate identification of targets and permanent control over the mission. It also prevents collateral damage in complex situations. It is suitable for both urban and open terrain thanks to Man in the Loop (MITL) operation for avoidance of collateral damage, friendly fire and to comply with increasingly complex rules of engagement. The improved anti-jamming capability of the system provides operators with continuous communication without any interference. The system can also be incorporated into future Network Centric Warfare (NCW) systems.
The MILAN ER is launched by MILAN ADT (advanced technology) digital firing post. The firing post supports built-in-test, maintenance, support and geo-positioning tools, and is fully digitalised. The firing post weighs 34kg, including one MILAN ER missile, and incorporates an azimuth indicator and an integrated thermal imaging system with video inputs/outputs for remote operation and remote vision during all weather conditions. It is compatible with all types of MILAN missiles including the MILAN 2, 3 and ER variants. The MLAN ER anti-tank missile system can be fired from armoured vehicle platforms using a modified WASP remote-controlled weapon station. The WASP turret can also be mounted with a 7.62mm machine gun. It offers protection for dismounted infantry or for logistic convoy escorts from enemy fire, and increases the responsiveness of the system.
The MBDA’s MILAN ER ER missile features an extended range of 3,000 m. For optimal terminal effectiveness, a new concept tandem charge is now contained in the warhead. This employs a dual-mode front charge to defeat early and new generation ERA.
• Lethal: achieving more than 10 calibres penetration
• Capable of neutralising latest generation ERA
• Capable of penetrating more than 2m of reinforced concrete
• Increased missile agility
• Maintenance-free missile