Patent Number: 7,086,318

Title: Anti-tank guided missile weapon

Abstract: An anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) weapon system with an overhead mounted, electrically driven, remote controlled weapon station that supports a tube-launched optically-tracked wire-guided (TOW) missile launcher and a machine gun, typically the caliber .50 M2, on a single traversing and elevating platform. Above-deck assemblies include the TOW and gun cradle, a dual pod missile launcher, the Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS), target acquisition subsystem (TAS), elevation and traverse motors and gear transmissions and drive electronics, and an ammunition case. Below-deck assemblies include the ATGM weapon system control handles, biocular display, control panel, ITAS fire control system (FCS), ITAS battery power source (BPS), slip-ring, and gunner's seat. Electrical cables connecting the two assemblies penetrate the vehicle deck directly below the weapon System.

Inventors: Darnall; Larry N. (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P.

International Classification: F41F 3/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018