Fire and Forget capability is expensive, also has a lot of counters. SACLOS is relatively cheap, mature tech, hard to detect and enables you to fire another round to achieve 2 simultaneous hits(an APFSDS round before the slower ATGM, since the reticle is constantly trained at the target and the target doesn't know a SACLOS ATGM is coming his way.).KomissarBojanchev wrote:IMO the Armata would do a lot better with a fire and forget ATGM rather than the aging SACLOS guidance.
But of course Fire and forget would have its uses though in the near future I dont see it replacing SACLOS. only supplementing it.
IMO it would be great if they replace the 7.62 coax with a higher calibre- 12.7 would do. Replacing the 12.7 on top of the CITV with a 30 mm cannon would be even better and would greatly add to the vehicle's firepower(In Turret down position with camouflage nets and all, the driver can "man" the 30 mm cannon while the TC point the Gunner and Driver to targets).