Read carefully what I posted in order for the helicopter to hit moving target with laser designator it has to keep fixed on the target meaning they are vulnerable to counter attack the same with ground based laser spotter Anyone brave enough to target a moving tank in open space with laser designator is asking for trouble!Laser targeting is absolutely good for hitting moving targets. Early Hellfire variants and the baseline AKD-9/10 are fine for hitting moving targets. Laser guided bombs like Paveway family are routinely used for hitting moving targets as well. Even laser guided artillery shells can hit moving targets.
The benefit of MMW is that it allows you to fire them in fire and forget mode if you have the requisite guidance systems, and also to simultaneously attack more targets than you can with laser guidance.
MMW guidance is capable yes, but it is not "world leading" advanced. Hellfire longbow and Brimstone I have been in service for over a decade now, they are very mature products with successors already either in service or being developed.
The new missile discussed by the developers was "world leading" advanced and Yankee mentioned it would likely have some type of dual mode guidance instead (such as MMW+ImIR) which is where the most capable missiles are heading towards.
So no, I don't think the BA-21/AKD-10 MMW seen in the video is reflective of the "new missile". Because I expect the "new missile" to be more advanced.
And as aforementioned, the new missile should be in advanced stages of development, rather than be in service like what the video depicted.
Paveway can do that because the distance of airplane to target is relatively large the angle to fix the moving target is small. Actually, laser seeker is not the best radar guided is now in vogue
Does not look like it is imir seeker if the photos on the missile is correct no glass cover
The laser-guided Hellfire system is highly effective, but it has some significant drawbacks:
- Cloud cover or obstacles can block the laser beam so it never makes it to the target.
- If the missile passes through a cloud, it can lose sight of the target.
- The helicopter (or a ground targeting crew) has to keep the laser fixed on the target until the missile makes contact. This means the helicopter has to be out in the open, vulnerable to attack.