In 2014 Thales unveiled the 13lb (six kilogram) FreeFall LMM (FF-LMM) glide weapon, which has fixed wings, GPS/INS navigation and Semi-Active Laser
(SAL) terminal homing.
Three versions of the Vulcano 155 mm are in the last development stage: an unguided one known as the BER (for Ballistic Extended Range), a GLR (for Guided Long Range) available with IMU/GPS terminal guidance, and an additional variant with semi-active laser
guidance (a far-infrared seeker is also foreseen but will be limited to naval rounds).
The dual-mode seeker features an improved semi-active laser
sensor and a low cost, all-weather, fire-and-forget, next generation millimeter wave radar.
The gliding munition was designed to kill armored vehicles using GPS-aided navigation and a semi-active laser
The LAHAT is barrel-launched missile equipped with a semi-active laser
terminal-homing system and a simple autopilot that permits a programmable trajectory.
The test vehicle was launched with a fully integrated guidance and control system and semi-active laser
seeker to evaluate subsystem performance in flight.
Built around BAE Systems proprietary Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser
Seeker technology, with a mid-body guidance section that fits between the motor and the warhead, the APKWS solution easily transforms a standard unguided 2.
The rail-mounted JAGM guidance section flew six kilometers, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser
and hit the moving target.
Following a thorough analysis of threat scenarios and operational concepts, MBDA confirmed the effectiveness of a missile solution, with cost issues leading to a semi-active laser
Mid-Range Munition incorporates proven technology using a dual-mode seeker suite comprising an imaging infrared sensor and a digital semi-active laser
The steep price tag of the JCM is attributed to a sophisticated tri-mode seeker that packages a semi-active laser
, a millimeter-wave radar and a heat-seeking infrared sensor.
The JCM is equipped with a tri-mode seeker that combines semi-active laser
, imaging infrared, and millimeter-wave radar.