Accession Number : ADD006545

Title :   A System Concept for All-Weather Intercept of Tanks from a Helicopter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : French,John A

Report Date : 22 Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A radar is used for detecting and locating threat tanks. The selected target tank bearing and range are displayed to the helicopter pilot who directs the helicopter course accordingly to aim missiles toward the target. Range to the target is inserted into a computer which determines launch elevation and predicts time of flight. Based on a predetermined time delay after launch, a seeker in the missile begins searching for the target. Upon acquiring the target, the missile seeker tracks the target and enables homing to intercept. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Air to surface missiles, *Antitank weapons, *Radar homing, Tanks(Combat vehicles), Target detection, Search radar, Airborne, Helicopters, Aircraft fire control systems

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE