VL MICA

VL MICA

VERTICAL LAUNCH SHORT RANGE

AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM

  • Fire and Forget
  • All weather all types of targets
  • Anti-saturation attack
  • Based on the extensively proven MICA RF and IR missiles

Description

Vertical Launch MICA (VL MICA) is a short range, ground based air defence system deploying the MICA fire-and-forget missile, currently the only missile in the world capable of being fitted with either a heatseeking homing head (VL MICA IR) or with an active radar (VL MICA RF).

This unique capability ensures an outstanding kill probability, even in severe IRCM-ECM environments.

Organisation of a typical VL MICA unit is based on a vehicle-mounted shelter-protected Tactical Operations Centre (TOC) also known as the Platoon Command Post (PCP). This is capable of carrying out all Command, Control and Coordination functions, including real-time engagement, mission planning, system monitoring and connection with the higher level of command.

The TOC remotely controls a tri-dimensional radar mounted on a separate vehicle and three to six vertical launcher units also mounted on vehicles.

The VL MICA system design ensures ease of deployment, facilitates integration within a global air defence network, minimizes the need for personnel and reduces the logistic footprint and Life Cycle Cost.

Characteristics

  • Weight : 112 kg
  • Length : 3.1 m
  • Diameter : 160 mm
  • Interception range : Up to 20 km