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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Total Cost: ZAR1.0 billion   (USD$73 million)
Origin: Brazil and South Africa
Corporations: Denel
Parent System: A-Darter
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Total Cost: ZAR1.0 billion   (USD$73 million)
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Description: The A-Darter is a fifth generation air-to-air missile meant to be the successor of proven U-Darter in the short range air-to-air engagement segment within the South African Air Force. It will feature high maneuverability, imaging IR seeker, countermeasures-resistance and extended range. In late September 2006 Denel Aerospace Systems selected BAE Systems' SILMU02 solid-state inertial measurement unit for midcourse guidance of the A-Darter missile.

In April 2007, Denel Dynamics officially launched the A-Darter missile program for the South African National Defence Force and Brazilian Air Force at LAAD 2007. Both countries agreed to co-develop the missile. The A-Darter program was valued at more than R1 billion with export orders expected to add at least R2 billion.

A-Darter Applications

Combat Aircraft JAS 39C Gripen JAS 39D Gripen

A-Darter Specifications

Diameter: 166 millimeter (6.54 inch)
Length: 2.98 meter (117 inch)
Weight: 93 kilogram (205 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

A-Darter News

There are 4 news between
4 May 2007 and 9 Oct 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013Extended Range Umkhonto Surface-to-Air Missile Tested Successfully
Tuesday, July 20, 2010A-Darter Air-to-Air Missile Firings Carried out Successfully with South African Gripen
Wednesday, May 28, 2008South African Air Force Selects IRIS-T Short Range Air-to-Air Missile
Friday, May 4, 2007Denel Launches A-Darter Air-to-Air Missile Program

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