Indonesian Warship Test Fires VL MICA Missile

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 10:01 AM, May 3, 2023
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Indonesian Warship Test Fires VL MICA Missile
Indonesian warship test fires VL MICA missile @PT PAL Indonesia

Indonesian Navy’s KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata-331, fired a VL Mica missile during an exercise, state-owned PT PAL Indonesia confirmed today.

The test firing was part of Level-III/L3 Combat Task Rehearsal (Glagaspur) exercise, which was held in the northern waters of Bali Island.

The VL MICA is a weapon system weighing 112kg with self-defence and local area defence capability for a wide range of surface combatant vessels VL MICA is available with two seekers (IR or RF). It can counter IRCM-ECM scenarios with high kill probability.

Indonesian Warship Test Fires VL MICA Missile
Indonesian warship test fires VL MICA missile @PT PAL Indonesia

VL MICA offers multiple target capability (autonomous guidance, short reaction time) and all target capability (aircraft, missiles, PGMs, smart bombs and helicopters) with low training costs and reduced manpower requirements.

VL MICA is integrated to the ship combat system, which provides target designation data from existing air defence sensors. No dedicated fire control system is needed (neither illuminator nor radar tracker).

The missile is launched from an individual storage container (no additional VLS), providing 360° engagement coverage and maintaining ship stealth and stability. The system compactness and modularity enable installation on a wide range of warships for new built or refit.

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