02 Apr '12, 9am

LAser Homing Attack Missile (LAHAT)

LAser Homing Attack Missile, or LAHAT, is an advanced missile developed and manufactured by the MBT Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). It is a light weight missile suitable for precision attack missions. The gun or canister launched missile can be fired from a range of platforms such as armoured vehicles, tanks and helicopters. The missile is effectively used in urban areas requiring a low collateral damage solution. It can hit both stationed and moving targets while avoiding the air defence of hostile forces. Design and features of Israel Aerospace Industries' LAHAT Primarily designed for 105mm and 120mm guns of the Merkava tanks, LAHAT is also suitable for all types of 105mm and 120mm guns, including low recoil guns and low-weight guns of armoured vehicles. LAHAT has a length of 975mm, diameter of 104.5mm and a weight of 12.5kg. A LAHAT launcher equipped with...

Full article: http://www.army-technology.com/projects/laser-homing-atta...

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