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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Homing All the Way Killer and MIM-23B
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: MIM-23 Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1962
Total Production: 37,000
Total Cost: USD$10.0 billion
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Description: MIM-23 hawk is a medium-range, supersonic surface-to-air missile (SAM) developed by Raytheon to be used on the Hawk air defense system. Developed in the 1950s this missile has been designed to counter airborne threats such as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. MIM-23 has been sold to allied nations around the globe totaling more than 37,000 missiles. MIM-23B is an upgraded version of MIM-23 missile in service with the Armed Forces of the United States, Republic of Korea and Kuwait.
Since its entry into service in 1962, Hawk missile system has been deployed in several conflicts including the Gulf War. Apparently, Hawk missile and its air defense system are obsolete. The United States, Germany and Italy are working on MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defense System) as a replacement for Hawk.
MIM-23 Hawk Applications
MIM-23 Hawk Specifications
Diameter: 343 millimeter (13.5 inch)
Length: 3.81 meter (150 inch)
Max Range: 40,000 meter (21.6 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (12.4 mile)
Top Speed: 797 mps (2,870 kph)
Warhead: 136 kilogram (300 pound)
Weight: 635 kilogram (1,400 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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on 5 Aug 2013
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