Ukraine develops ‘world class infrared seeker’
août 17, 2011 Laisser un commentaire
ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow Region), August 16 (RIA Novosti, Howard Gethin)
Ukraine’s Arsenal Design Bureau said on Tuesday that it had developed a world class sensitive infrared seeker for use on anti-ship missiles.
The company said its imaging infrared seeker is as good as anything developed in Europe.
“Put our seeker on your missile and then you’ve got a weapon,” Arsenal’s laser technology expert Oleksandr Klochko said on the sidelines of the six-day air show MAKS-2011 that opened on Tuesday near Moscow.
The company says its air-to-surface seekers are under development for export customers but it would not name them.
The firm has also developed an advanced seeker for Russia’s R-73 short-range air-to-air missile and R-26 medium-range missiles.
The firm said the new AA-10 seeker extends the detection range of the R-27 nuclear missile from 18 km to 30 km.