Reports indicate that Rafael has studied a future version of the Derby equipped with a dual-mode seeker
The dual-mode seeker
on the front end allows the user to designate a target with GPS coordinates, a laser or infrared.
Raytheon has now completed Griffin C's development phase linking the new dual-mode seeker
, data link and IFTU.
Mid-Range Munition incorporates proven technology using a dual-mode seeker
suite comprising an imaging infrared sensor and a digital semi-active laser seeker.
In JAGM, the Army is pursuing a dual-mode seeker
to make Hellfire missiles more accurate.
According to MBDA spokesman Jean-Claude Ranvier, Italy is currently fielding proposals for its missiles on the land-attack version, and "SCALP Navale could meet the requirements but not in the same version as France plans to use." He said Italy seeks an anti-ship capacity in this missile, which would require switching out the auto-detector in the SCALP from infared-imaging to a dual-mode seeker
Although initially air-launched the manufacturers are looking at sea-launched versions with dual-mode seeker
consisting of low probability of intercept radar and an imaging infrared sensor.
The third of three flight tests conducted to date involving recoverable BATs was performed by the Army's Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems project office and Northrop Grumman to demonstrate the performance of the [P.sup.3]I BAT's dual-mode seeker
against a number of stationary targets using the sensor's look down search mode.
However, there is as yet no decision on whether the new generation will have a single- or dual-mode seeker
. The new missile is required to be compatible with both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, the latter including the AV-8B, F/A-18 and JSF.
In the case of the latter missile, Algeria, Libya and Yemen are known to possess the SS-N-2c (Russian designation: P -20/21), which employs a dual-mode seeker
. Egypt has the -a variant (P-15), while Yemen also possesses the -b variant (P-15M).