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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile and Mk142
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: LEAP
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
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Description: The LEAP kinetic warhead is being developed for the Standard SM-3 missile. The current LEAP represents the third generation of exo-atmospheric projectiles developed by the Raytheon company. LEAP features a long wave infrared seeker that provides acquisition ranges greater than 300 kilometers, a large field of view, a Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), encrypted data downlink, and a solid propellant propulsion system providing over 3 kilometers terminal divert. The warhead is being designed to discriminate the decoys from the reentry vehicle in order to successfully pulverize the ballistic missile's warhead. It would withstand the effects of ECMs.

LEAP Applications

Defensive Weapons Standard SM-3 Block IA Standard SM-3 Block IB


There are 2 news between
11 Dec 2003 and 25 Apr 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006ATK and Raytheon Demonstrate SM-3 Third Stage
Thursday, December 11, 2003AEGIS Missile Test #6 Successful

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