Guided Missiles PARS 3 LR


PARS 3 LR – Primary armament of the TIGER support helicopter

The third-generation long-range precision standoff rocket system (PARS 3 LR) as primary armament of the TIGER combat and support helicopter has been designed for precise engagement of ground targets. The passive IR seeker developed by Diehl in combination with a tandem hollow-charge warhead ensures necessary precision and target effectiveness. 

The guided missile provides optimum protection for the helicopter crew because targets can be acquired by means of the helicopter's mast-mounted sight while the helicopter is covered in defilade position. Due to the missile's "fire & forget" mission mode, the TIGER helicopter must be exposed to the enemy only for a short time. The passive IR seeker developed and manufactured by Diehl BGT Defence locks onto the target directly before it is fired.


PARS 3 LR

Competence

Diehl Defence developed the highly efficient infrared seeker head ensuring precise and reliable target tracking. Complex image-processing algorithms permit high accuracy in difficult target scenarios as well.

Status

A contract has been awarded for PARS 3 LR as primary armament of the German Army's TIGER support helicopter. In April 2013, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, Koblenz, paved the way for series production of the PARS 3LR guided missile. Delivery of the series missiles began in mid-2013 and is scheduled until the end of 2016.


Manufacturer

PARSYS GmbH is a joint venture of MBDA Deutschland and Diehl BGT Defence GmbH und Co. KG.


Contact

Volker Pauly
PARSYS GmbH
Phone +49 8252 9979 10
Volker.Pauly@parsys-gmbh.de