As alternative anti-tank armament, the Tiger helicopter was to be armed with the latest version of the HOT-3, a wire-guided missile
of the SACLOS type, but equipped with tandem warhead and a range increased to 4,300 meters.
INTO BATTLE: A Royal Marine from 42 Commando fires a Milan wire-guided missile
at an Iraqi position
Its users include the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) in Huntsville, Alabama, which used the program to perform a weapons effectiveness comparison between a TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile
system) 2B and a TOW FF (fire and forget).
THREE men accused of being Irish republican terrorists yes-terday pleaded guilty to offences including conspiring to cause an explosion and try-ing to obtain detonators, rocket-propelled grenades, handguns, sniper rifles and a wire-guided missile
, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
But he soon wearied of the kingdom of letters and went off to cover the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and was killed by the wire-guided missile
of what Paul Johnson described in the funeral eulogy as a "Syrian savage."
TOW -- Tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile
As IR and UV sensors are not necessarily reliable enough to provide adequate warning of a passive IR- or wire-guided missile
, radar is an option.
McDonald also asked for a sniper rifle with a range of 2km and a Russian-made wire-guided missile
which can pierce armour.