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MILAN ER

Anti-tank guided missile

MILAN ER anti-tank missile

The MILAN ER uses new launcher and more powerful missile with longer range

 
 
Country of origin France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Entered service ?
Armor penetration 1 000 mm behind ERA
Range of fire 3 km
Missile length ~ 1.2 m
Missile diameter 115 mm
Fin span ?
Missile weight (with launch tube) 13 kg
CLU weight 21 kg
Warhead weight ?
Warhead type Tandem HEAT
Guidance Wire-guided

 

   The MILAN ER is an MBDA project. The MBDA is a European consortium, which develops and manufactures missiles. The MBDA has facilities in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, and other countries. The MILAN is a French acronym for Missile d’Infranterie Legar ANtichar or “Infantry anti-tank missile” in plain English. The "ER" stands for Extended Response. The Milan ER is a new development of the combat-proven MILAN anti-tank guided missile, that is in service in service for nearly 50 years and was adopted by more than 40 countries. It was developed as a private venture. The new MILAN ER uses a new launcher and more powerful missile with longer range. Development of the new missile began in 2005. First tests took place in 2006. It was introduced in around 2009. Development was complete and the missile was ready for mass production in 2011. The MILAN ER has been selected by at least 3 existing operators of the MILAN system. Interestingly the French Army rejected the MILAN ER and went for a more advanced MMP anti-tank guided missile.

   The MILAN ER uses a new fully digital ADT (ADvanced Technology) firing post with integral thermal imager. It has 7x or 21x magnification and acts as a day/night sight. It has superior target identification and reconnaissance capabilities than older launchers. Also it is compatible with battlefield management systems. This firing post was introduced back in 2006. The new launcher is compatible with previous variants of the MILAN missiles, including MILAN 2 and MILAN 3, and remains a wire-guided system.

   Compatibility with older missiles allows to reduce procurement, training and maintenance costs. However judging by modern standards wire-guided systems have a number of drawbacks and are considered out-dated. Though such guidance method is resistant to jamming.

   The missile is factory fitted and sealed in its launch tube and is maintenance free.

   The new missile has a tandem HEAT warhead. It penetrates 1 000 mm of steel armor behind Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). Such penetration is sufficient to destroy even the most heavily armored main battle tanks. This missile is capable of penetrating more than 2 m of reinforced concrete. Hence it can be also used against troops in buildings, bunkers and field fortifications.

   This anti-tank guided weapon is operated by a crew of 2.

   The launcher can be mounted on vehicles.

   In 2009 a French WASP remotely-controlled turret was modified to fire the new MILAN ER missiles. Such turrets are used by French Army's Panhard PVP and VLB armored vehicles. In this way the missile is fired and controlled from inside of the vehicle under complete armor protection.

 

 
MILAN ER anti-tank missile

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