Accession Number : ADA309731

Title :   Review of Development of IR Guidance Techniques, Part 2,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Chitao, Feng

PDF Url : ADA309731

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : As indicated in the mideast wars and the Gulf War, new combat craft, principal warships, as well as tanks and armored vehicles with offensive and defensive capabilities will still be the most important weapon systems in the three branches of the armed services in future wars. Therefore, it is unavoidable to develop precision-guided weapons against air, against ships, and against tanks. In particular, since the unprecedented progress of fire-control systems, mobility, and defense capability (especially the emergence and applications of reactive armor and composite ceramic armor) of tanks, for a long period into the future tanks will certainly still assume the main role in ground combat. Therefore, the development of various types of antitank missiles to cope with tanks, armor, and tank clusters at different distances, as well as attacks on in-depth targets, naturally antitank missiles receive greater attention. Up to now, three generations of antitank missiles have been developed.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTION, *ANTITANK MISSILES, ARMOR, LAND WARFARE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MIDDLE EAST, ATTACK, TARGETS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, CLUSTERING, PRECISION, TRANSLATIONS, GUIDANCE, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPOSITE ARMOR, NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT), GUIDED WEAPONS, CHINA, ARMORED VEHICLES, ANTITANK WARFARE, REACTIVE ARMOR.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Guided Missiles
      Combat Vehicles

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