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RIM-7P Sea Sparrow  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$165,000
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AIM-7 Sparrow
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1953
Total Production: ?
Family Members: AIM-7M Sparrow, AIM-7P Sparrow and RIM-7M SeaSparrow
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Description: The RIM-7 SeaSparrow is a medium-range, semi-active, surface-to-air missile designed to counter high-performance aircraft and missiles. It is used for shipboard point defense on more than 150 ships. The SeaSparrow missile was deployed in 1956 and has been acquired by many navies of the world. The SeaSparrow missile has an annular blast fragmentation warhead in excess of 40 kilograms. It shares a common design with the AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile.

The RIM-7P intends to be an upgraded RIM-7M missile with better performance against sea-skimming missiles and low-flying aircraft in heavy clutter conditions. Many navies worldwide are updating their RIM-7 inventories with RIM-7P missiles. However emerging high-performance threats, such as supersonic sea-skimming missiles and multiple anti-ship missiles attack scenario, require the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile.

The Mk 57 NATO SeaSparrow Surface Missile System (NSSMS) is the primary self-defense weapons system installed on US Navy's aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. Its upgraded version incorporates COTS components and new solid-state transmitter technology to seamlessly integrate with the Ship Self Defense System and the ESSM missile. Other surface missile systems based on the SeaSparow missile are the Mk 29 and Mk 73.

RIM-7P Sea Sparrow Applications

Defensive Weapons ESSM Fighting Ships Absalon Asagiri CV 67 John F. Kennedy Halifax Haruna Hatsuyuki Jacob Van Heemskerck Karel Doorman KDX-I Kortenaer LHD 1 Wasp MEKO 200 Murasame Naresuan Shirane

RIM-7P Sea Sparrow Specifications

Diameter: 200 millimeter (7.87 inch)
Length: 3.66 meter (144 inch)
Wingspan: 1.02 meter (40 inch)
Max Range: 35,000 meter (18.9 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 1,190 mps (4,285 kph)
Warhead: 40 kilogram (88 pound)
Weight: 227 kilogram (500 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RIM-7P Sea Sparrow News

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on 2 Jul 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010FMS: Egypt Requests Skyguard AMOUN Solid-State Transmitters

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