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MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System

MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System


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.

MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System

MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System


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.
MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System

MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System


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.
MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System

MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile 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
MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System

MILAN ER (Extended Response) Anti-Tank Guide Missile System

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Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)


Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC) provides a single platform solution to the requirements of counter-IED activity through the application of a suite of tools to a chassis, with the capability to detect explosive threats and proof routes at tempo whilst maintaining a high level of self-protection. PEROCC is designed to provide an in-stride blast repairable route proofing and IED clearance capability that allows a wider range of IED defeat requirements to be met using a single platform more efficiently and at higher tempo than is currently being achieved. The suite of tools is optimized for a commercially available pivot steer loader. Whilst on operations all systems – rollers, interrogation arm and weapon station – can be controlled from within the armored crew compartment. Storage space on the vehicle can be configured to carry spare roller sets and blast-off wheels allowing for rapid repair/replacement in stride.

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)


Route proofing is provided by the full width counter-Mine and counter-IED rollers which, in keeping with other Pearson Engineering roller systems, are intended to detonate and neutralize pressure fused explosive devices. Hydraulic power is used to transfer a proportion of the vehicle weight onto the rollers in order to generate a maximum push down force of 550kg/1213lbs per roller wheel. Frangible joints allow the roller banks to readily detach from the chassis in the event of a blast. Hydraulically operated pins allow the front and rear equipment to be jettisoned quickly in an emergency and enable rapid replacement. This feature also allows the ability to integrate existing or emerging electronic detection capabilities on the same platform as the full width roller. PEROCC includes Blast-Off Wheels. In the event of a blast under one of the vehicle wheels it will readily detach from the axle, thus reducing the transfer of blast energy into the vehicle, reducing harmful acceleration effects on the crew and enabling rapid replacement/repair.
Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)


The 3 seat crew compartment for Driver, Gunner and Commander is protected from beneath by an armoured double V-shaped hull for blast deflection. The upper hull is protected by applique composite armour panels which provide blast and ballistic protection. Protection is to STANAG 3 level and above. Blast attenuating seats mitigate the acceleration effects on the crew during an explosive event. Climate control optimizes crew comfort in a range of operating environments. PEROCC is operated by three crew; Driver/Arm operator, Gunner and Commander. The standard operating controls from the base vehicle are retained in the driving position at the front of the crew compartment. The Driver controls the vehicle and operates the roller system and arm. The Gunner is positioned immediately behind the driver and controls the Overhead Weapon Station. The Commander sits in the highest position at the rear of the crew compartment in order to maximize situational awareness. Both Gunner and Commander can monitor GPR equipment. All crew members have excellent all round visibility and simultaneous access to indirect vision cameras.
Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)


PEROCC includes the option of a Remote Weapon Station (RWS) fitted with (1) of the following weapons: 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun, 7.62mm MG, 5.56mm MG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher. in order to provide a self-protection capability. In its current configuration PEROCC is shown with a Konsberg CROWS RWS. A powerful articulated arm provides interrogation and manipulation capabilities for the inspection of suspicious objects and areas. When stowed the arm is protected from blast damage by the hull of the vehicle. The arm can also be used as a crane in order to carry out any necessary running repairs on the vehicle and its equipment. The arm, based on a commercially available system, provides a flexible platform to determine the location of emplaced IEDs and IED components and deal with them from a safe stand-off distance. It reduces and potentially removes the need for soldiers to dismount to inspect suspect areas and enables faster, more effective and safer electronic detection. A variety of tools, interchangeable from under armour, are available including a ripper claw, bucket, grapple and ground penetrating radar array.
Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)