The new surface-to-air guided missile IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) is an upgraded version of the IRIS-T air-to-air guided missile. Contracted by the Bundeswehr, it was developed for Tactical Air Defence and was qualified for in-service use in 2017.
Compared with the basic version, IRIS-T SL features an enhanced rocket motor for extended range. The newly introduced data link, in connection with a GPS-based inertial navigation system, allows controlling the missile from a combat center. During terminal approach the missile guides itself directly to the target.
The IRIS-T SL missile is launched from a multi-function container (for storage, transport and firing) providing 360° protection against aircraft, helicopters, drones and other missiles. It can easily be integrated into various existing and future air defence systems through connection to fire control systems via standardized and software-based interfaces.
PARS 3 LR
The anti-tank missile PARS 3 LR is being procured as primary armament of the Bundeswehr's TIGER combat helicopter, specifically designed for engagement of ground targets. Diehl Defence developed a high-performance IR seeker for precise and reliable target tracking. Complex image processing algorithms provide high strike probability even in difficult scenarios. The missile is marketed by PARSYS GmbH, a joint venture of Diehl Defence and MBDA Deutschland.