VL MICA

VL MICA

VERTICAL LAUNCH POINT AND CLOSE AREA

AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM

  • All weather, modular and compact system
  • Autonomous guidance
  • Multi-target, high rate of fire
  • Based on the extensively proven MICA missile
  • Outstanding defence capability against saturating anti-ship attacks

DESCRIPTION

The VL MICA is a weapon system with an unmatched self-defence and local area defence capability for a wide range of surface combatant vessels VL MICA is available with two state-of-the-art seekers (IR or RF).

It can counter the most severe IRCM-ECM scenarios with a very high kill probability.

VL MICA offers a real multiple target capability (autonomous guidance, extremely short reaction time) and all target capability (aircraft, missiles, PGMs, smart bombs and helicopters) with low training costs and reduced manpower requirements.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Missile weight : 112 kg
  • Missile length : 3.1 m
  • Diameter : 160 mm

FEATURES

VL MICA is integrated to the ship combat system, which provides target designation data from existing air defence sensors. No dedicated fire control system is needed (neither illuminator nor radar tracker).

The missile is launched from an individual storage container (no additional VLS), providing 360° engagement coverage and maintaining ship stealth and stability. The system compactness and modularity enable installation on a wide range of warships for new built or refit.

The VL MICA has already been procured by several navies all over the world.