MBDA Tests Anti-Tank Missile System

23 May 2011 (Last Updated May 23rd, 2011 18:30)

MBDA has successfully test fired the PARS 3 LR guided anti-tank missile system aboard a German Army support helicopter, Tiger, on the test range in Vidsel, Sweden.

Three test firings were carried out with warheads for the first time, which hit their targets at the optimum point of impact.

The first two test firings were aimed at a stationary target around 7,000m away and at a target travelling at approximately 40km/h.

The third missile was fired on a stationary target around 7,000m away while travelling at a speed of 180km/h.

The PARS 3 LR is a fire-and-forget guided missile system for combating mobile, armoured targets.

The German Army has already placed orders for 680 PARS 3 LR guided missiles, which will be the future main armament of the Tiger support helicopter.