- Apr 23, 2018
Dude, Hellfire can be fired from behind a Mountain as well. It has three different LOAL modes, two of those allow the entire helicopter to hide behind the terrain feature and fire over the feature. Yes it needs a ground team or drone on the other side for lasing the target but so does NLOS. I mean, sure, NLOS can be controlled much like a your average TV guided missile, but what told you in real-time that there was a target 30 km at that location? Likely a drone or Infantry, right? So either way, you needed somebody at the target end for ID'ing the target, if not lasing it.Integrating on Mi-26 was sarcastic. But it still can be done.
And no. Are you joking?
NLOS is nothing like SANT, not even remotely close to hellfire. Please read on the targeting more for both. They’re pure LOS.
Both those missiles above need a direct line of sight with laser designation with I think Km’s range(not sure). Introduce crappy weather, and you can go back home.
NLOS is an I/R video controlled loop that can be fired like I said, literally sitting behind a mountain, and guiding it 30kms away. It has a manual and automatic mode. Perfect for mountain warfare. Which is why US army isrushing to validate this system for their apaches. Israelis have been using it for ages.
Like I said, not sure why the experienced folks in this forum are not picking up on this topic. LCH would work wonders if it integrates this system. It is extremely costly as well with almost $ 200k a missile.
But it’s worked wonders for Koreans and Israelis and even the British.
This article gives you an idea of potential tactics for this system.
A Spike NLOS missile was fired from an Apache attack helicopter at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, as part of an experiment that will help the Army shape a requirement for a long-range precision munition for its aircraft that can penetrate enemy territory.www.defensenews.com
LCH can be integrated to operate both the SANT and NLOS. Which is what the Apache-is doing ( both NLOS and hellfire)
Anyways, we should build a desi NLOS ATGM. Purchase Spike NLOS as a stopgap till then, just like we purchased Spike MR till DRDO MPATGM comes online. Problem is, Army and Airforce don't seem interested in this capability for the next decade at least. Or else they would have mentioned it in the TPCR document.