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MIM-23 Hawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1959
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$30 million
Also Known As: Hawk PIP III, Homing All the Way Killer, I-Hawk and RBS97
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: MIM-23 HAWK
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1959
Total Production: ?
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Description: MIM-23 Hawk is a ground-based, mobile, medium-range air defense system against low and medium altitude airborne threats such as aircraft and missiles. Since 1962 has provided air defense to US Army and US Marine Corps land forces with air defense effective even in presence of countermeasures. It has been sold to over 15 international customers including majority of NATO countries. Hawk was deployed in conflicts in Vietnam, Middle East, Europe and Persian Gulf and used successfully by Israel (1973) and Kuwait (1990).

In the 1990s the Hawk was upgraded adding tactical ballistic missile engagement capability. Hawk missile system consists of TPS-59 (USMC) acquisition and tracking radars, a command post, an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, and three to four launchers with three missiles each. A further variant of Hawk replaced MIM-23 by SL-AMRAAM missiles. Nevertheless Hawk is obsolete in terms of modern warfare where longer range and more maneuverable surface-to-air missiles are needed to counter advanced threats.

Since the 1990s, the United States, Germany and Italy are developing MEADS as a replacement for Hawk and Patriot missile systems. Hawk retirement is expected to start in 2012 when MEADS would achieve initial operational capability.

MIM-23 Hawk Applications

Artillery Systems HAWK XXI

MIM-23 Hawk Specifications

Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (65,617 foot)
Weapon Max Range: 40,000 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

MIM-23 Hawk News

There are 9 news between
28 Sep 2004 and 17 Jan 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks Patriot PAC-3 and Hawk Missile Systems Support Services
Thursday, February 9, 2017Iran Conducts Successful Test Firing of Mersad Surface-to-Air Missile
Wednesday, November 25, 2015Saab Awarded Contract by Sweden for RBS97 Air Defense Support
Monday, March 25, 2013Northrop Grumman Introduces Advanced High-Resolution Sensors for Hawk Air Defense System
Friday, July 13, 2012French Armed Forces Deploy CMD3D Air Defense Management Center
Thursday, February 14, 2008EADS Defence & Security to Supply SAMOC to Saudi Arabian Forces
Thursday, October 11, 2007Saudi Arabia Orders Electronic Protection System from Thales
Wednesday, October 3, 2007Saudi Arabia Awards Contract for Patriot and Hawk Air Defense Systems Logistics Support
Tuesday, September 28, 2004MEADS Gets $3 Billion Development Contract

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