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Subject: More Air Launched Missiles Go To Ground
SYSOP    1/26/2013 5:48:01 AM
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WarNerd       1/26/2013 12:08:07 PM
I expect the IRIS-T has longer range than the RBS-70, because just the missile (87kg) weighs as much as the RBS-70 system (stand+sight+missile) (87kg).  Wonder if the new system will be a vehicle mount or towed, because it certainly isn't be man portable!
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WinsettZ       1/28/2013 9:51:47 PM
Usually you get more range firing a missile from a platform air-to-air than surface to air. It's worth noting the given range of air IRIS-T is ~25 km. Though the IDAS (navalized version of IRIS-T) has a declared range of ~20 km, and if the land version of IRIS-T has similar performance to IDAS, a 5 km range penalty isn't bad at all.
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