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Aster 30  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
Origin: France, Italy and United Kingdom
Corporations: Avio, MBDA*, Roxel, Sagem Defense Securite, SELEX Galileo, Simmel Difesa and Thales   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Aster
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 1,000
Family Members: Aster 15, Aster B1 NT and Aster Block 1
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Description: The ASTER modular family of vertically launched missiles have been designed to meet the high demanding requirements of the emerging air threats such as aircraft, UAVs, helicopters and specially missiles. The ASTER missiles can be installed on ground- and sea-based platforms. They feature hit-to-kill capability, a very valuable skill against ballistic missiles. The missile family entered service in 2002 with the French Armed Forces. The ASTER 15 and ASTER 30 are integrated on the SAAM (ASTER 15), PAAMS (ASTER 15 and ASTER 30) and SAMP/T (ASTER 30) air defense systems. These systems will be employed by the armed forces of France, Italy and the United Kingdom.

The two-stage ASTER missiles are provided with two different solid propellant boosters resulting in the ASTER 15 and the ASTER 30 models. The 'Pif-Paf' control system enables the ASTER missile to counter high maneuverable missiles achieving a direct impact (hit-to-kill). The 'Pif-Paf' propulsion combines conventional aerodynamic control with control by gas jets acting through the centre of gravity of the missile. Until mid-course the guidance of an ASTER missile is based on the Inertial Navigation System (INS) updated through an uplink, in the terminal phase the guidance is provided by an active Radiofrequency seeker. The final stage of the ASTER missile is a 'dart' equipped with the seeker, a sustainer motor, a proximity fuze and a blast fragmentation warhead.

The ASTER 30 is a long range missile intended for area defense against aircraft, UAVs, helicopters, and stealth, supersonic and highly maneuverable missiles. The ASTER 30 will be integrated on the land-based SAMP/T and the ship-based PAAMS.

Aster 30 Applications

Artillery Systems SAMP-T Cannons & Gear Sylver Sylver A-70 Fighting Ships FREMM FREDA FTI Horizon Type 45 Protection Systems PAAMS Sea Viper

Aster 30 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Diameter: 180 millimeter (7.09 inch)
Length: 4.90 meter (193 inch)
Max Range: 120 kilometer (65 nautical mile)
Min Range: 3,000 meter (1.62 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (12.4 mile)
Top Speed: 4.50 mach (5,380 kph)
Weight: 450 kilogram (992 pound)
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)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Aster 30 News

There are 28 news between
14 Jan 2003 and 19 Jun 2017
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Monday, June 19, 2017Thales Unveils Ground Fire Radar
Friday, April 21, 2017French Navy to Get Five FTI Frigates Beginning in 2025
UK MoD Awards Contract to MBDA for Sea Viper Weapon System Support
Tuesday, October 18, 2016French Navy and DCNS Launch FTI Medium-Size Frigate
Tuesday, August 30, 2016DCNS Sylver A50 Vertical Launching System Selected for Italian Navy PPA Vessels
Tuesday, January 20, 2015Aster 30 Complex Firing Successfully Carried Out at DGA Missile Test Centre
Monday, December 10, 2012Aster Surface-to-Air Missile Family Production Program Reaches 1,000 Units
Wednesday, April 4, 2012Chevalier Paul Frigate Aster 30 Missile Intercepts Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target
Monday, October 4, 2010Royal Navy Fires Sea Viper Air Defense System from Type 45 Destroyer for First Time Ever
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Royal Navy's Sea Viper Air Defense System Completes Trials in the Mediterranean

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