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Aspide 2000  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: ?
Origin: Italy
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Aspide
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: 5,000
Family Members: Aspide and Aspide
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Description: Aspide is an Italian missile system developed from the US AIM-7E Sparrow medium range air-to-air missile. It is suitable for both air-to-air and surface-to-air applications such as Spada, Skyguard, Albatros and Aramis air defense systems. Aspide missile entered service in 1987 with the Italian Armed Forces. PL-11 missile is a Chinese development of Aspide which is used on the F-8 fighter aircraft. LY-60 air defense system is another development made in China based upon Aspide technology.

Aspide 2000 is an upgraded version of Aspide fitted with a new propulsion system and certain components that have been introduced to meet a threat that has evolved since the introduction of the missile. It is available for ground- and ship-based air defense applications. In addition to Italy, Aspide 2000 has been sold to Spain.

Aspide 2000 Applications

Artillery Systems Skyguard Skyshield 35 Spada 2000 Fighting Ships Garibaldi Protection Systems Albatros

Aspide 2000 Specifications

Diameter: 230 millimeter (9.06 inch)
Length: 3.70 meter (146 inch)
Wingspan: 1 meter (39.4 inch)
Max Range: 28,000 meter (15.1 nautical mile)
Min Range: 750 meter (0.40 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 3,500 meter (2.18 mile)
Top Speed: 664 mps (2,391 kph)
Warhead: 33 kilogram (73 pound)
Weight: 220 kilogram (485 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Aspide 2000 News

There are 3 news between
7 Mar 2007 and 11 Jan 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013Kuwait Air Defense Brigade Successfully Tests Skyguard and ASPIDE 2000 Missile System
Thursday, February 19, 2009Aspide 2000 Missiles 97 Percent Success Rate During Test Firings in Kuwait
Wednesday, March 7, 2007Kuwait to Upgrade its Aspide Missiles to Aspide 2000 Standard

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