Friday, February 5, 2010

IAI Conducts Successful Firing Trial of LAHAT Missiles from Cobra Helicopter

IAI Conducts successful firing trial of two Laser Homing Attack (LAHAT) laser-guided missiles from an Israel Air Force (IAF) COBRA helicopter. The missiles were fired from the helicopter at ranges of 3.5 km and 7 km, resulting in direct impact on the targets."The LAHAT missile system was based on the company's long history of advanced laser weapon systems for air and ground forces," said Itzhak Nissan, President and CEO of IAI. "For more then 30 years, IAI's MBT Division has been the main Israeli supplier for laser guided munitions for the Israel Defense Forces, as well as for many other satisfied customers worldwide. We are very satisfied with this latest round of firing trials."..................... Defpro


Equally significant, LAHAT can be fired from - was designed primarily to be launched from, actually - NATO standardized 105mm and 120mm smoothbore cannons, effectively turning old tanks (eg early Merkava or early Leo1/2) into cost-effective MBT killer.

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