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Interactive Defense and Attack System for Submarines (IDAS)

Country of Origin: Germany


The Interactive Defense and Attack System for Submarines (IDAS) is a missile program designed to develop a submarine-based anti-aircraft capability. The missile can also be used to attack small ships that do not merit the use of a heavyweight torpedo and coastal land targets.

The missile was initially designed for Germany's U-31-class (Type 212) submarines.

The IDAS system is made up of the missile (four of which are contained in a special launch canister stored in a torpedo tube)...

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