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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: ?
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Airbus Group and Diehl-Gruppe
Parent System: IRIS-T
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 4,000
Total Cost: USD$1.1 billion
Family Members: IDAS, IRIS-T, IRIS-T SL and LFK NG
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Description: The IRIS-T is an International initiative to replace current AIM-9L/M Sidewinder short-range, air-to-air missiles. The missile combines advanced aerodynamics and thrust vector control in a tail controlled airframe to achieve outstanding performance. It utilizes a solid-propellant rocket motor. IRIS-T features a roll-pitch (128x128) IR seeker with �90� look angle for high off-boresight angle missile engagements. Engagements against targets in the rear hemisphere can be done successfully with the missile locked-on target after launch. IRIS-T outstanding agility is the key to successfully engage highly maneuverable advanced aircraft.

Overall, IRIS-T delivers increased agility, target acquisition range, hit accuracy, a more effective warhead and considerably improved protection against countermeasures compared with the Sidewinder missile. The mass, length, diameter and interface of the IRIS-T missile are very close to its predecessor achieving a high degree of compatibility which is a must for the IRIS-T program. During the flight tests, the IRIS-T achieved direct impact on the target even with IRCM (IR countermeasures) presence. The highly maneuverable IRIS-T missile will be integrated onto Typhoon, Gripen, F-16, Tornado, and F/A-18 aircraft. Dhiel BGT is the prime contractor for the program and Germany is the lead nation.

IRIS-T SLS is a very short range surface-to-air missile intended for air defense system applications and based on the IRIS-T missile without any modifications.

IRIS-T SLS Applications

Artillery Systems IRIS-T SLM


There are 4 news between
28 Mar 2008 and 9 Nov 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015Sweden Orders Additional IRIS-T SLS Missiles
Monday, September 8, 2014IRIS-T Missile Program Reaches 4,000th Unit Produced Milestone
Monday, March 11, 2013Swedish Army Becomes Launch Customer for IRIS-T SLS Air Defense System
Friday, March 28, 2008IRIS-T SLS Short-Range SAM Successfully Tested in South Africa

Operators & Related Equipment

Being developed for the German Air Force as a low-tier component of MEADS air defense system
Missiles ordered in March 2013

Grand Total ?2
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