Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:48 pm
France has been producing the Eryx short-range anti-tank missile system since 1991. It is used by the French, Norwegian and Canadian armies and is issued to infantry, airborne and special forces.
The Eryx short range anti-tank missile system consists of a 26 pound (12kg) firing tube and an 11 pound (5kg) launching post. The missile can be fired from the launching post or shoulder-fired.
The weapon is small enough for one man to carry and operate by himself.
Its small size allows airborne and marine forces to carry the Eryx along with their own specialized equipment.
A SACLOS (Semi Automatic Command Line Of Sight) system guides the missile, which has a warhead that is optimized against main battle tanks and is capable of penetrating 35.4 inches (900mm) of steel.
The Eryx can also be used against machine gun emplacements.
The short-range anti-tank missile system has a range of 55 to 656 yards (50 to 600m) and can be used in confined spaces.
It has a sight unit with 3X magnification and can be used when light levels are low.