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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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General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Integrated with Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Integrated with Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems


AeroVironment, a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems (TMS) announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), the leader in ground combat vehicles, to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armored ground combat vehicles. By integrating the leading small tactical UAS and loitering missile systems with the leading armored combat vehicles, GD and AeroVironment team will deliver a new level of battlefield lethality, survivability and combat effectiveness to protect and enable the warfighter. This enhanced integration will ensure precise, mobile lethality with increased automation, decreased workload, and fewer operators required for small drone and loitering missile systems deployment.

General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Integrated with Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Integrated with Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems


The purpose of this partnership is to deliver a decisive advantage to ground combatants, to see first and strike first, across the tactical landscape. GD and AeroVironment are confident this integrated capability, expanding the warfighter’s situational awareness, survivability and over-the-next-obstacle lethality, will define the market for years to come. The benefits will be had in all environments, including urban, forest, desert or other terrain. AeroVironment’s Switchblade® loitering missile and Shrike 2 vertical takeoff-landing (VTOL) forward flight system that takes off and lands on the Stryker A1 30mm prototype vehicle. The intent of the joint collaborative efforts is to develop a solution that will include the integration of AeroVironment’s Switchblade and Shrike 2 systems from prototype entrants to the USMC’s Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) program. Both efforts plan to tightly integrate AeroVironment’s systems into the backbone electronic architecture of the GD vehicles.
General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Integrated with Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker Integrated with Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems


AeroVironment and GD’s collaborative projects will address the upcoming U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) programs. The NGCV program will dramatically benefit from automated drone scout and precision loitering missile engagement technology tightly coupled into the GD armored vehicle electronic architecture to rapidly geolocate and, if necessary, finish targets. The ARV project has evolved well beyond a straightforward replacement for the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) into a networked family of manned vehicles, ground robots, and drones, collectively capable of not only reconnaissance but also electronic warfare and long-range precision strikes. The vehicle is designed to launch a drone, scout deep, and then deploy precision fire and electronic warfare. It also will have an open architecture design that is upgraded with new technologies as they become available.