«Sidewinder» laser-guided

The exhibition ILA-2012 in Berlin German consortium Diehl Defence presented a new version of a guided missile AIM-9L Sidewinder, created to deal with ground targets. On the «Sidewinder» infrared homing system replaced by a semi-active laser system. As reported by the representatives of the German company, the installation of a laser seeker does not lead to changes in the size, weight and center of mass of the rocket. Brand new missile has a tentative title of Laser-Guided Sidewinder (LaGS).

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