Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Parent System: Armat
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Armat is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) developed by Matra of France, now part of MBDA, in the early 1980s and intended for suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD). The Armat missile is based upon the AS37 Martel anti-radiation missile (ARM) developed in cooperation between France and the United Kingdom in the 1970s. It leverages the same airframe and operating profile but introduces a new passive radar seeker. The Armat missile was deployed only by the French Air Force and was exported to Kuwait and Iraq.
The Armat missile consists of two stage solid propellant rocket motors to achieve a highly subsonic speed and a maximum range of over 120 kilometers. The guidance system uses a passive radar seeker which locks on the target/radar emitter. The missile's blast fragmentation warhead is made of 150 kg of high explosive (HE) fitted with proximity fuze and delayed impact. The Armat anti-radiation missile achieved initial operational capability in 1984.
Number of Stages: 2
Diameter: 400 millimeter (15.7 inch)
Length: 3.90 meter (154 inch)
Wingspan: 1.20 meter
Max Range: 120 kilometer (65 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 1,025 kph (0.86 mach)
Warhead: 150 kilogram (331 pound)
Weight: 550 kilogram (1,213 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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