The Indian Army has short listed MBDA’s PARS 3 LR multitarget, long-range guided missile system for its future helicopter air-to-ground missile requirement.

Hindustan Aeronautical (HAL) has already received a proposal from MBDA for its weapon systems for HAL’s advanced light helicopter (ALH DHRUV) and two attack helicopters, the KAMOV KA-52 and the MIL MI-28.

MBDA has recently carried out three PARS 3 LR firings from a German Tiger helicopter at the Vidsel test range in Sweden as part of its export campaign in India.

Each of the three missiles was equipped with live warheads, which struck the intended targets at optimal hit points.

The successful industrial trials confirmed enhanced level of reliability of the guided missile system.