MILAN (French: Missile d´infanterie léger antichar; English: Light anti-tank infantry missile, "milan(e)" is French for "kite") is a European anti-tank guided missile. Design of the MILAN started in 1962, it was ready for trials in 1971, and was accepted for service in 1972. It is a wire guided SACLOS (semi-automatic command to line-of-sight) missile, which means the sight of the launch unit has to be aimed at the target to guide the missile. The MILAN can be equipped with a MIRA thermal sight, or MILIS to give it night-firing ability.

Class Missile
Type Surface to Surface
Manufacturer MBDA
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1972
Germany 1972
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Chad View
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Type Anti-tank missile
Place of origin France / West Germany
Service history
In service 1972–present
Used by See operators
Production history
Designed 1970s
Manufacturer MBDA
Produced 1972
Number built 350,000 missiles, 10,000 launchers
Variants See variants
Weight 7.1 kg
Length 1.2 m
Diameter 0.115 m
Warhead tandem HEAT
Engine solid-fuel rocket
Wingspan 0.26 m
Flight ceiling -
Speed 200 m/s
Jet deflector
Individual, vehicle

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