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Aster Block 1  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Maiden Flight: 18 October 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Aster 30 Block 1
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 30, Aster B1 NT and Aster B2 NT
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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 Block 1, also known as Aster 30 Block 1, is a derivative of Aster 30 missile designed to engage theater ballistic missiles with a maximum range below 1,000 kilometers. Its development program was launched in November 2003 and no further details have been released yet.

Aster Block 1 Applications

Artillery Systems SAMP-T

Aster Block 1 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)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Aster Block 1 News

There are 7 news between
13 Nov 2003 and 19 Jun 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017Thales Unveils Ground Fire Radar
Wednesday, June 29, 2016Qatar Emiri Navy Orders MM40 Block 3, Aster 30 Block 1 and VL Mica Missiles
Thursday, January 14, 2016France Launches Aster Block 1 NT Anti-Ballistic Missile Program
Friday, March 8, 2013SAMP/T Air Defense System Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Threat Using Aster Block 1 Missile
Monday, December 10, 2012Aster Surface-to-Air Missile Family Production Program Reaches 1,000 Units
Thursday, November 25, 2010Aster 30 Block 1 Missile Intercepts Ballistic Missile Successfully
Thursday, November 13, 2003OCCAR Awards Aster Missile Family Production Contract

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