LFK NG from Lenkflugkörper Neue Generation ("New Generation Guided Missile"), is currently under development by LFK
LFK is a German missile systems company and a subsidiary of EADS. Today officially "MBDA Germany" but better known as LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH...
-Lenkflugkörpersysteme and Diehl BGT Defence
Diehl BGT Defence
Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Ko KG is a German arms manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Diehl Stiftung GmbH with headquarters in Überlingen. Diehl BGT Defence produces mainly missiles and ammunition....
as the new short-range surface-to-air missile system for the German Army
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as a replacement for its former Roland air defence systems
Roland (air defence)
The Roland is a Franco-German mobile short-range surface-to-air missile system. The Roland was also purchased by the U.S. Army as one of very few foreign SAM systems....
and as a part of the army's new SysFla air defence program to supplement the new Ozelot air defence systems.
The missile features a highly sensitive infrared seeker, which is capable of identifying targets with an extremely low infrared signature, such as other missiles or UAVs, but also aircraft and helicopters.
LFK NG will also have a penetrator warhead to engage armored targets.
PlatformsThe missile can be launched vertically, e.g. from stationary launch platforms, trucks or armored vehicles such as the GTK Boxer and the Ozelot, or horizontally from helicopters such as the Eurocopter Tiger
The Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. In Germany it is known as the Tiger; in France and Spain it is called the Tigre.-Origins:...
Being a part of Germany's SysFla project, the LFK NG will be integrated in stationary and mobile air defence launch platforms.
- Length: 1,780 mm
- Caliber: 110 mm
- Range: 10,000 m
- Speed: Up to Mach 2.3
- Weight: 28 kg
- Warhead: 2.5 kg
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within the "SysFla" program.
- http://www.mbda-systems.com/mbda/site/FO/scripts/siteFO_contenu.php?lang=EN&noeu_id=188LFK NG on the homepage of MBDAMBDAMBDA is a missile developer and manufacturer with operations in France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and the United States. It was formed by a merger of Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles , Finmeccanica and Matra BAe Dynamics in December 2001. In 2003 the company had 10,000 employees...
- http://www.diehl-bgt-defence.de/index.php?id=560&L=1LFK NG on the homepage of Diehl BGT DefenceDiehl BGT DefenceDiehl BGT Defence GmbH & Ko KG is a German arms manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Diehl Stiftung GmbH with headquarters in Überlingen. Diehl BGT Defence produces mainly missiles and ammunition....