Military and Strategic Journal
Issued by the Directorate of Morale Guidance at the General Command of the Armed Forces
United Arab Emirates
Founded in August 1971

2016-12-19

Royal Norwegian Air Force tested IRIS-T in air-to-ground mission

The functionality of the short-range air-to-air missile IRIS-T (Infra Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled), produced by Diehl Defence, Germany, and having been selected for the combat jets Eurofighter/Typhoon, F-16, EF-18, Tornado and Gripen, has again been extended. 
 
After its initial optimization for air-to-air use, it has already been procured for short-range (IRIS-T SLS) ground-based air defence. Now functionality has been enhanced with an air-to-surface engagement capability. This basic air-to-ground capability provides the ability to acquire, track and engage individual ground targets like boats/ships, small buildings and vehicles and has been successfully verified in September 2016 by a test firing from a Norwegian F-16. 
 
Now usable in air-to-ground engagements as well, IRIS-T is the worldwide best performing short-range air-to-air missile setting new standards in its market segment. 
 
As part of full aircraft integration, IRIS-T supports a configuration with various sensor systems including radar and Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (HMCS) ready to use in existing aircraft systems.
 
 

Add Comment

Your comment was successfully added!

Visitors Comments

No Comments

Related Topics

UAE Armed Forces announces loss of a fighter aircraft taking part in Operation Restoring Hope

Read More

US CTTSO Evaluates Aerovironment’s Tether Eye UAS

Read More

UAE Armed Forces, National Geographic Abu Dhabi sign MoU to document Everest Mountain Adventure

Read More

General Dynamics Awarded £330 million to Develop Next-Gen Battlefield Network

Read More

UAE Chief of Staff receives foreign military commanders at IDEX

Read More

IDEX Conference 2017 tackles disruptive innovation in defence and security

Read More
Close

2017-10-04 Current issue
Pervious issues
2017-05-13
2014-03-16
2014-03-16
2014-03-16
2015-02-01
2016-07-10
2015-05-01
2015-03-01
.

Voting

?What about new design for our website

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good
Voting Number 1251

درع الوطن :: مجلة عسكرية واستراتيجية ::
مجلة عسكرية و استراتيجية
تصدر عن مديرية التوجيه المعنوي في القيادة العامة للقوات المسلحة
الإمارات العربية المتحدة
تأسست في اغسطس 1971


اضف تعليق

Your comment was successfully added!

تعليقات الزوار

لا يوجد تعليقات

اغلاق

تصفح مجلة درع الوطن

2017-10-04 العدد الحالي
الأعداد السابقة
2016-12-04
2014-06-01
2016-12-04
2017-06-12
2012-05-01
2016-11-03
2015-12-01
2017-03-08
.

استطلاع الرأى

مارأيك في تصميم موقع درع الوطن الجديد ؟

  • ممتاز
  • جيد جداً
  • جيد
عدد التصويت 1251

مواقيت الصلاه

  • ابو ظبي
  • دبي
  • الشارقه
  • عجمان
  • ام القيوين
  • راس الخيمة
  • الفجيره