In co-operation with Aviakon, ATE modified four Azerbaijan aircraft to Mi-24G standard with laser beam-riding
SKDB Luch Barer-V missiles.
Most laser beam-riding
anti-armour missiles come from Russia, but there are exceptions, such as South Africa's Denel Dynamics lngwe, which is available with tandem shaped charges or a multi-purpose penetrator warhead.
However, instead of using infrared homing, the RBS70 employs a virtually unjammable laser beam-riding
The laser beam-riding
Kornet E has a maximum range of 5500 metres by day and up to 3500 metres at night when the 1PN79-1 thermal sight is fitted.
The Vikhr employs laser beam-riding
in order that the target can be engaged with two rounds simultaneously, and so that day/night strikes can be made on targets with low millimetric-wave contrast.
South Africa's Kentron Ingwe (Leopard) is a Tow-class laser beam-riding
missile with a maximum range of 5000 metres.
Russia's competitor to the Trigat-MR (and its substitutes) is the laser beam-riding
KBP 9M129 Kornet-E, which has a maximum range of 3500 metres at night and 5500 metres by day.
It covers the 0.4 to 1.7 [micro] m region of the spectrum used by laser designators, rangefinders and trackers, and the 0.8 to 1.1 [micro] m region associated with laser beam-riding
One of the most serious threats is the KBP 9M121 Vikhr (AT-16), a supersonic laser beam-riding
missile that can be used either against tanks or aircraft.
A laser beam-riding
missile is less prone to jamming problems.
The missile developed to replace the Milan was to have been the EMDG Trigat-MR (medium range), which employs laser beam-riding
for an unjammable day/night adverse-weather capability.
The Spear is a rocket-assisted round with laser beam-riding