Thursday, February 6, 2014

IAI Completes Improved LAHAT ATGM Trials


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently completed a series of successful trials of its LAHAT anti tank guided missiles(ATGM) firing from helicopters.
The trial comprised of 8 successful launches, carried out at ranges of up to 10 km, and altitudes ranging from 300 to 6,000 feet, both from moving as well as hovering helicopter - to fixed and moving targets. These scenarios included highly realistic operational scenarios, including a direct hit scored from 10 km, using the helicopter's observation capability with laser designation by a ground force.
 LAHAT (Laser Homing Attack) is an precision lightweight missile anti tank missile, homing-in on a laser spot. It has a ground launch range of 8 km (10 km from helicopters) and can carry specific mission-customized warheads.