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Line-of-Sight Antitank (LOSAT)

Country of Origin: USA


LOSAT System

The LOSAT (line-of-sight-antitank) was a hypervelocity missile that relied on kinetic energy to kill its target. Using sheer velocity alone, its effectiveness was not dependent upon use of high-explosive (HE) warheads. It was capable of defeating any known armor or projected armor.

Guidance for LOSAT was provided by a day/infrared sight that sent course corrections to the missile during flight via a stabilized laser emitter. In early 1996, Lockheed Martin Vought was...

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