During recorded meetings, Olangian and the DEA agent spoke about the cost of a handheld, portable infrared-homing
missile system that could be fired by a single person, the criminal complaint said.
The first shoulder-launched infrared-homing
missile was the General Dynamics Fim-43A Redeye.
missile seekers had a rotating reticle or 'chopper', with spiral slots that transmitted the incoming energy to the sensor in pulses, the frequency-variation and phase of which indicated the angular position of its target.
The Hot 3 will serve on the French and German versions of the Eurocopter Tiger, but the German Army will later switch to the 50-kg infrared-homing
MBDA Pars-3 LR (or Trigat-LR) which has a range of six km.
The use of air-to-air guided weapons on helicopters was pioneered by the Soviet Union, which in the early 1980s began fitting some Mi-24s with the 45 kg infrared-homing Molniya R-60 (AA-8).
The Hot 3 will serve on both the French and German versions of the Eurocopter Tiger, but Germany may later switch to the third-generation infrared-homing 50 kg Trigat-LR, for which EadsLFK now serves as prime contractor.
The Swedish Army ordered the Saab Bofors Dynamics Strix in 1991, an infrared-homing
mortar round with a range of 5000 metres, although this can be extended to 7000 metres through the addition of a sustainer motor.
Fire-and-forget capability has been provided with an adaptation of the 10.5 kg infrared-homing
Kolomna 9M39 Igla (SA-18), which has been adopted as the standard air-to-air armament for the Mi-28 and Ka-50/52, and is being retrofitted to older Russian helicopters.