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Philco-Ford Alternate Stinger (USA) Philco was awarded a 23-month US Army Missile Command contract in November 1973 to develop this competitor for Stinger (see above). The missile, 18 prototype and qualification rounds of which will be manufactured, is to have semi-active laser guidance rather than the infra-red homing of Stinger.
$5 million contract awarded. Laser command to line of sight guidance. 10 missiles produced, 4 for bench tests and 6 delivered to Army from July 1975. First firing in November 1975 hit a stationary target.
Michael & John Taylor, Missiles of the World, Ian Allan 1976