The guided missile New Generation, also known as LFK NG is a new ground -to-air missile developed by MBDA Germany GmbH and Diehl BGT Defence for the German Army. It will be the standard armament of the new air defense system ( SysFla ), but can also be fired from vertical launch bays or horizontally from the Eurocopter Tiger.
The guided missile has a high resolution IR seeker who can register themselves targets with low heat radiation ( such as other missiles, cruise missiles, UAVs, aircraft and helicopters ). The Penetratorgefechtskopf makes it possible to also combat armored targets. A data link allows " lock-on after launch", so the start without prior target acquisition by the seeker head, which allows the control of helicopters behind cover, for example. With a double pulse motor, the rocket is very agile even in the final approach yet.