ADEX 2017: LIG Nex1 Showcasing its Raybolt Anti-Tank Missile

At ADEX 2017, the International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition currently held in Seoul, South Korea, local company LIG Nex1 is showcasing its Raybolt man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system.

LIG Nex1 Raybolt ATGM South Korea ADEX 2017 Raybolt launcher and missile on LIG Nex1 stand at ADEX 2017

The Raybolt is a portable 3rd generation anti-tank missile for infantry units. Combined with the latest technology in Korea, the missile boasts highly sensitive seeker and enhance penetration capability. The Raybolt can identify and engage a target using its image Infrared Seeker. The missile can operate in two different mode including direct attack and top attack where missile target's the upper part of an armored vehicle.

Unlike other conventional missiles where the operators were required to aim at the target to guide the missile, the Raybolt employs fire and forget function. After launch, the operator can move to other locations immediately. Such feature increases the survivability of an operator. Also, the missile is smokeless where it is possible to launch the missile from inside a building.

A company representative explained to Army Recognition during ADEX 2017 that the Raybolt is lighter and with more penetration power than rival systems. The missile can also be fired from vehicles. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) ordered the start of serial production of the Raybolt in June this year.