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Old 25-02-2016, 03:55 PM   #19
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MILAN (French: Missile d´infanterie léger antichar; English: Light anti-tank infantry missile, milan(e) is French for kite) is a European anti-tank guided missile.. Design of the MILAN started in 1962, it was ready for trials in 1971, and was accepted for service in 1972.. It is a wire guided SACLOS (semi-automatic command to line-of-sight) missile, which means the sight of the launch unit has to be aimed at the target to guide the missile...

View through MILAN optical sight..

Number built 350,000 missiles, 10,000 launchers..Current operators..Afghanistan – Afghan National Army/Brazilian Army/ Belgian Army: Infantry weapon; to be replaced by Spike-MR missile/Estonian Defence Forces/Iraqi Army: One reportedly hit a British Challenger 2 MBT during the early stages of Operation Telic along with multiple rocket-propelled grenades/Used by the Kurds to stop ISIL vehicle-borne IED/Portuguese Army; Portuguese Marines/ Syrian Army: About 1000 missiles used in the anti-vehicular role/The ADF now fields the FGM-148 Javelin system/Singapore Army: Replaced by the Israeli Spike..The MILAN was deployed against Argentine bunkers in the Falklands conflict and later against T-55s during the Gulf War...

MILAN is a French / German missile that has been license-built by Italy, Spain, Britain and India..As it is guided by wire by an operator, this missile can avoid most countermeasures (flares, chaff and radio jammers)..The drawbacks are its short range, the exposure of the operator, problems with overland powerlines and a vulnerability to infrared jammers such as Shtora that can prevent the automatic tracking of the missile's IR tail light..We believe that the cost of a Milan missile is currently in the region of £12,000 and that to date, the UK MoD has purchased over 50,000 missiles-The' Sahara' 12x50 are supplied with carrying case, rain guards, tethered lens caps, straps and lens cleaning cloth Ma'am.. lived among them, I worked among them, and I picked up a few words.. I asked him to teach me his language.. ehk-ee thoooomp, it utilizes long, fierce-looking Black Puddings...
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