Euromissile HOT


Euromissile HOT

Infobox Weapon
is_missile=yes


caption= HOT 3
name=HOT
type=Anti-tank missile
origin=flagcountry|France flagcountry|West Germany
era=
launch_platform=Vehicle, helicopter
target=
manufacturer=Euromissile (now MBDA)
design_date=
production_date=1978 - present
service=
used_by=See "Users"
wars=
spec_type=
diameter=0.15 m
wingspan=0.31 m
length=1.27 m
weight=24 kg
speed=900 km/h
vehicle_range=75-4000 m
ceiling=
filling=Tandem charge HEAT
engine=Two-stage solid fuel rocket
steering=
guidance=Optical wire guide
variants=HOT 1, HOT 2, HOT 3
number=
detonation=

HOT (Haut subsonique Optiquement Téléguidé = High Subsonic Optical Guided) is an anti-tank missile system developed by Euromissile (now MBDA), a joint venture of France and Germany, and produced since 1978. It has become one of the most successful missiles of its class, used by no fewer than a dozen countries worldwide and has been validated in actual combat.

HOT uses the same principles for its operation as its American counterpart, the TOW missile: tube-launched, optically tracked, and guided through a trailing wire. The missile system is also commonly mounted on vehicles, and a version exists that can be launched from combat helicopters.

The HOT-2, introduced in 1986, features a larger warhead and a maximum range of 4 kilometers with speeds of up to 900 km/h.

The newest version, HOT-3, has a tandem shaped-charge HEAT warhead as well as improved anti-jamming capabilities. In 1997, HOT-3 was selected to be the base-line and low-cost missile armament of the Tiger attack helicopter for France and Germany at least until the PARS 3 LR becomes available. The unit cost for the launcher is $6,195 (HOT 3)and $2,450 for the missile.

Users

;AUT;BEL;flag|Cameroon;CHI;CYP;EGY;FRA;GAB;DEU;IRQ;KUW;LBN;MAR ;MEX;QAT;ESP: BO-105ATH helicopter only. Both HOT and HOT 2 acquired.;SYR

See also

* PARS 3 LR
* AGM-114 Hellfire


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