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Country of Origin: Israel


The Israeli GM 72 MAPATS anti-tank guided missile resembles the U.S. BGM-71 TOW, but uses a different guidance system. In both missiles, the guidance principle -- semi-automatic command-to-line-of-sight, or SACLOS -- is the same: The operator keeps his sight on the target while the missile calculates and corrects divergences from the sight line.

The MAPATS is a thick cylinder with a tapered nose and exhaust nozzle; a pop-out probe at the nose and pop-out cruciform rectangular...

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