Ministry of Defence of Sweden has concluded with the German company Diehl Defense contract to supply anti-aircraft missiles short range Iris-T SLS, reports UPI. Transaction amount is not specified. Under the deal, the delivery of new customer systems will begin in 2016. As part of the Swedish Armed Forces complexes Iris-T SLS will be operated automatically running the latest automatic control system design Saab.
Antiaircraft complexes Iris-T SLS equipped with Iris-T missiles «air-air» systems, which allow direct rocket from the ground to air targets, missile launchers and fire control system. The complex can be operated in both automatic and manual modes. It is designed to cover the principal objects of the cruise missiles, helicopters and warplanes. Technical details about Iris-T SLS were not disclosed.
In late October 2009 in Germany were conducted missile tests Iris-T, modified to start anti-aircraft missile launchers. Rocket received an improved engine with thrust vector control, an automatic transmission and GPS-navigation. Modified version of the missile has received index Iris-T SL. Some of the technical solutions were then applied in the aviation rocket Iris-T.