ALAS (Advanced Light Attack System) — newcomer Serbian missile system developed by personal EdePro and creators Yugoimport SDPR. ATGM ALAS is a severe functional missile created to destroy ground targets such as tanks (main purpose), command centers, industrial facilities, and small vessels (boats), low-flying helicopters, infantry. To destroy fortifications and other point objects cumulative warhead thermobaric warhead replaced. Highest accuracy of the missile is provided through the use of television guidance system management with data transmission over fiber-optic cable. According to the developers, ALAS — antitank missile capable of destroying targets at a distance up to 25 km with no direct line of sight.
ALAS was developed as a tool for attack with the ability to start from the ground (when mounted on a wheeled or tracked vehicles), sea (with the installation of small vessels) and air (helicopter). The missile is equipped with a television or infrared seeker, which transmits the image to the operator via a fiber optic cable connection. 25-mile range for the cable is good, but the developers claim that the communication cable ensure the system is operating at 60 km (version developed for a given distance). Also considered the possibility of using radio control.
ALAS system is classified as a tactical system infantry support. ALAS can hit targets motionless offline chosen goal with the active management of the operator, as in free search. The versatility of the system is also reflected in the ability of the configuration tasks (at the discretion of the operator in the course of the mission), maneuvering zone acts changing the type and the type of warhead (depending on the intended purpose), also in the line of motion programming, based on the objectives and characteristics of the data line of motion ( data is stored bortovik to fulfill the mission). ALAS can be integrated into larger systems, working together with the network intelligence systems that transmit data to the dates.
To start ALAS is equipped with a booster, then it continues to fly at an altitude of 300 to 500 meters (depending on terrain) on a turbojet engine 400N TMM-40. When attacking ships missile can fly at an altitude of a few meters above sea level. Midcourse flight control is carried out on a programmed data when the rocket motivated district takes the reins from an operator with this in their own disposal joystick and monitor. Relatively low velocity of the rocket and the possibility of configuration angle finder provide limited capacity for battlefield intelligence, in other words use ALAS as UAVs.
Heaviest components ATGM ALAS were one hundred percent tested fired several test flights.
The performance properties of anti-tank guided missiles ALAS:
Caliber — 175 mm;
Length — 2040 mm;
Wingspan — 1040 mm;
Weight — 50 kg;
Warhead weight — 10 kg;
The highest speed — 180 m / s;
Range start — 5-25 km.