TRIGAT

AcronymDefinition
TRIGATThird Generation Anti-Tank (guided weapon)
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MR TRIGAT is a crew-portable Medium Range Antitank Guided Weapon system planned to replace MILAN in the armed forces of the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
To date, expenditures on MR TRIGAT have been approximately [pound]100 M.
Mr Hoon said: "Our initial assessment is that alternative systems now available will be in many ways more capable than MR Trigat and offer significant financial savings."
Trigat was to have replaced the ageing Milan system in the armed forces of the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The fire-and-forget long-range variant of the Trigat, developed as a replacement for the Hot, achieved a significant milestone on 30 June 2006 when Germany's BWB (Bundesamt fur Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung) defence procurement agency signed a production contract with German MBDA subsidiary LFK and Diehl BGT Defence, which developed the missile's passive infrared target seeker.
The project of using the Trigat missile on the Milan launcher emerged in summer 2000 shortly after the Trigat programme was terminated.
Britain was not entirely responsible for the Trigat's demise.
Whilst the Trigat was initially intended to fulfil the requirements of Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands, it was clear that ultimately some of the 44 Milan anti-armour missile customer nations were expected to stretch the Trigat user list.
Britain, it must be said, was not entirely responsible for the Trigat's demise.
Whilst the Trigat was initially intended to fulfil the requirements of Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands, it was clear that, ultimately, some of the 44 Milan anti-armour missile customer nations were expected to stretch the Trigat user list.