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IRIS-T SL  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Maiden Flight: 9 October 2009
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 SLS 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 SL (Surface Launch) is a new member of the IRIS-T missile family which intends to meet the German Air Force requirement for a medium range surface-to-air missile within the US-German-Italian MEADS ground-based air defense program. IRIS-T SL would include major missile modifications to meet the medium range criteria such as a new rocket motor, data-link and GPS-based navigation system.

IRIS-T SL Applications


Artillery Systems IRIS-T SLM MEADS

IRIS-T SL Specifications

Performance
Max Range: 30 kilometer (16.2 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

IRIS-T SL News

There are 8 news between
11 May 2007 and 9 Feb 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015IRIS-T SL Achieves Missile Qualification
Monday, January 27, 2014IRIS-T SLM Air Defense System Demonstrated to International Experts
Wednesday, November 20, 2013IRIS-T Surface Launched Missile Test Fired Successfully in South Africa
Thursday, January 10, 2013IRIS-T SL Air Defense System Tested Successfully
Friday, July 1, 2011Diehl Performs Successful IRIS-T SL Firing Campaign
Tuesday, October 27, 2009IRIS-T SL Surface-to-Air Missile Test Fired for the First Time
Monday, February 2, 2009Germany Requests Addition to MEADS of IRIS-T SL Missile
Friday, May 11, 2007IRIS-T Missile to Complement PAC-3 on German MEADS Air Defense System

Operators & Related Equipment


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Being developed for the German Air Force

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