Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will present its new armored tank hunter/killer system: the RAM MK3 'AT' (Anti- Tank) Configuration. The system will be on display during March 27 to 30, 2012 at the Fidae Air Show in Santiago, Chile.
The new configuration is based on the fielded RAM Mk.3 light-weight and high- terrain capability armored vehicle, developed and manufactured by IAI's RAMTA division. As its main weapon system it carries four NIMROD SR (Short-Range) missiles on pop-up launchers. NIMROD SR Weapon System, developed by IAI's MBT Missiles division, is a semi-active laser guided missile. It can be designated by the firing RAM-AT or by an indirect designation, by helicopter, UAV, forward observers etc. The NIMROD SR missile has a range of up to 8 km when launched from the RAM-AT platform.
The RAM MK3 'AT' configuration was developed after a thorough study and field testing period and it is based on recent battlefield requirements that showed the importance of an agile all-terrain vehicle that is mobile and carries a modern and proven laser guided missiles.
"This powerful combination high-maneuverable capability and fire- power allows a mobile combat force to use extreme terrain to its tactical advantage by bringing the sum of these two proven battlefield assets to bear on enemy armor wherever it may be found", said an executive of Ramta.
IAI will present at Fidae 2012 its advanced technological solutions and products. Among IAI's products to be presented: The Barak-8 air and missile defense system, Heron UAS, the ELW-2085 CAEW (Conformal Airborne Early Warning & Control) system and the ELM-2112 persistent ground and coastal surveillance radar. Advanced payloads will be displayed including the POP 300D plug-in Optronic Payload -"Designator" and the MOSP (Multi-Mission-Optronic Stabilized Payload) family. The Panther VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) tactical UAS will also be displayed.
In the picture
IAI's RAM MK3 Light Armored Vehicle with NIMROD SR Anti-Tank missile launcher mounted.
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