Ukraine’s Arsenal Design Bureau said on Tuesday that it had developed a world class sensitive infrared seeker for use on anti-ship missiles.
The company said its imaging infrared seeker is as good as anything developed in Europe.
“Put our seeker on your missile and then you’ve got a weapon,” Arsenal’s laser technology expert Oleksandr Klochko said on the sidelines of the six-day air show MAKS-2011 that opened on Tuesday near Moscow.
The company says its air-to-surface seekers are under development for export customers but it would not name them.
The firm has also developed an advanced seeker for Russia’s R-73 short-range air-to-air missile and R-26 medium-range missiles.
The firm said the new AA-10 seeker extends the detection range of the R-27 nuclear missile from 18 km to 30 km.