German Anti-Tank Missile Tested for India

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German missile makers (MBDA and Diehl) report progress in getting the infrared-guided PARS 3 LR anti-armor missile ready for use on the Tiger attack helicopter.

MBDA, a partner with Diehl in the consortium working on the weapon, reports three hits in three firings using live tandem warheads. The shots were taken from a German army helicopter.

The trials are being conducted to sway the Indian army to buy the weapon -- it would be the first export order for PARS 3LR and only the second customer for the weapon.




MBDA says the helicopter was flying at 10 meters and fired at a target at a range of 7 km. A minute later a mobile target moving at 40 km/h was engaged at a range of 700 meters. To take that shot, the Tiger repositioned itself, climbing to 100 meters and turning 180 deg.

The next test came the following day, with the Tiger launching its weapon while flying at 180 km/h and striking a stationary target at 7 km range.

All the tests took place at Sweden's Vidsel range.
Germany is buying 680 of the missiles to be delivered through 2014 under a 380 million euro contract.



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I think its pretty much a useless missile for India, Hellfires are available, capable of hitting many more types of targets including bunkers etc at longer ranges at lower prices. We should just focus on Helina. We also already deploy the Lahat which can hit targets out to over 10 km away from Dhruv wsi.
 

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Why is it being tested FOR India? It is being tested FOR Germany. It is to become the standard ATGM of their Tigres.
 

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is india buying tiger also? and why the weapon test are not held in india?
 

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is india buying tiger also? and why the weapon test are not held in india?
India isn't buying either. The two competitors for the attack chopper are Apache and Mi-28N, both of which do not use PARS-3. The guy who wrote that title has no idea what he is saying.
 

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