LFK NG

LFK NG from Lenkflugkörper Neue Generation ("New Generation Guided Missile") is under development by MBDA Germany and Diehl BGT Defence as the new short-range surface-to-air missile system for the German Army as a replacement for its Roland air defence systems and as a part of the army's new SysFla air defence program to supplement the new Ozelot air defence systems.

LFK NG
An LFK NG missile
TypeSurface-to-air
Place of originGermany
Production history
ManufacturerMBDA Germany, Diehl BGT Defence
Specifications
Mass28 kg
Length1.8 m

Speedup to Mach 2.2
Guidance
system
infrared homing

The missile features a highly sensitive infrared homing seeker, which is capable of identifying targets with an extremely low infrared signature, such as other missiles or UAVs, but also aircraft and helicopters.

LFK NG will also have a penetrator warhead to engage semi-armored targets such as gunship helicopters.

Platforms

The missile can be launched vertically, e.g., from stationary launch platforms, trucks or armored vehicles such as the GTK Boxer and the Ozelot, or horizontally from helicopters such as the Eurocopter Tiger.

Being a part of Germany's SysFla project, the LFK NG will be integrated in stationary and mobile air defence launch platforms.

Specifications

  • Length: 1.8 m
  • Caliber: 110 mm
  • Range: 10,000 m
  • Speed: Up to Mach 2.2
  • Weight: 28 kg
  • Warhead: Up to 2.5 kg

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