Versions of the Israel military industries (IMI) “Red Sky 2” compact air defense missiles system are evaluated by countries that need to defend critical installations and have limited budgets. The Red Sky 2 very short range air defense (VSHORAD) enhances the range of shoulder launched missiles.
The system is based on a FLIR sensor that can detect a target as an approaching aircraft, in ranges of more than 10 km.
The Red Sky 2 is a standalone system that can be operated day and night. The detection of the target is projected through the aiming device of the shoulder launched missile.
According to IMI, the system can operate with all types of shoulder launched missiles.
In recent tests the system proved its capability to detect targets and lock on them day and night: “the system allows to launch the missile at the best timing to achieve a hit“ a source said.