Despite its lower cost, the Mi-28N lost to the AH-64 in India, perhaps because its radar was at an earlier stage of development, and its main armament consists of eight radar beam-riding
9M120 Ataka-V (AT-9) missiles, with a range of 5.
Full-scale development and series production of a laser beam-riding
version of the LMM will be launched to equip the UK Royal Navy's AgustaWestland Lynx Wildcat helicopters.
By adding a laser designator to guide beam-riding
munitions, a new tool for coordinating artillery has been created.
5 three hit-to-kill laser beam-riding
explosive 'darts', each weighing 0.
On the other hand, beam-riding
produces a miss distance that increases with range.
The unmanned turret has two pairs of Denel Ingwe ('Leopard') laser beam-riding
missiles in the ready-to-launch position with a stabilised day/night system mounted between them.
The tube-launched laser beam-riding
KBP 9M121M Vikhr-M (AT-16) is believed to be a derivative of the 9M120 Ataka (AT-9) series, combining a peak speed of around Mach 2.
Two targets can be engaged simultaneously, one missile using millimetre-wave radar guidance and the other laser beam-riding
It was planned that the Milan series would be superseded by the laser beam-riding
, top-attack MBDA Trigat-MR, but this programme was abandoned in 2000.
One of the most serious threats is the KBP 9M121 Vikhr (AT-16), a supersonic laser beam-riding
missile that can be used either against tanks or aircraft.
A laser beam-riding
missile is less prone to jamming problems.
The missile developed to replace the Milan was to have been the EMDG Trigat-MR (medium range), which employs laser beam-riding
for an unjammable day/night adverse-weather capability.