US Army Tests Israel’s Tamir Interceptor with its new Multi-Mission Launcher

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    US Army Tests Israel’s Tamir Interceptor with its new Multi-Mission Launcher
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    By Tamir Eshel -
    Apr 20, 2016

    The Israeli Iron Dome missile system completed a successful test firing in the USA. The US Army completed a successful test of Tamir interceptor missile from the new Multi Mission Launcher (MML) developed under a US Army initiative. During the test the missile scored a hit at the target drone. RAFAEL and Raytheon plan to continue adapting the Iron Dome and Tamir interceptor missile to meet the requirements of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC).

    Prior to the test RAFAEL and its US partner Raytheon made the necessary adaptations to fit the Tamir missile with the Army experimental launcher. According to Lt. Colonel Michael Fitzgerald, MML project manager, the test was part of the US Army evaluation of different alternative effectors – both domestic and international, and their use with the Army’s new MML.

    The MML is an air-defense launcher being developed for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept program, to provide the U.S. Army 360 degree short-range air defense capability against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems, rockets, artillery, and mortars.

    More at: http://defense-update.com/20160420_tamir_mml.html


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    This is pretty awesome. They have already tested five missiles in MML (Hellfire, MHTK, AIM-9X, Tamir, Stinger) and it isn't due for IOC until 2019. I think this is perfect for filling the volume SHORAD gap that the army has right now. It is even better that this will be integrated with PAC-2/3 through IBCS. It gives us a whole lot of options and configurations for air defense.

    Now all we need is that land-based SM-6......

     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    There are 15 tubes on this beast:eek:!!! Needs a gun too though. Missiles aren't the right tool for artillery or mortar rounds:confused:.

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    A nice combination would be the Iron Dome + the C-RAM. Iron Dome for Grad type missiles and C-RAM for mortars and stuff.

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    I would imagine that is the plan. It looks like we will have multilayer base defense:

    1. Iron Dome
    2. C-RAM
    3. Lasers
     
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    What about Israel's laser weapon called "Iron Beam"?
     
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