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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Diehl BGT Defence
Parent System: HOPE/HOSBO
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Family Members: HOPE
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Description: The HOPE/HOSPO is a family of guided glide missiles being developed by Diehl BGT Defense for the German Air Force to engage ground, sea and underground targets. The missile family is based upon modular design which allows to re-utilize the same assemblies in different missile variants. Their key design requirements are extreme precision, all-weather and ECM resistance. The guidance system combines GPS/INS navigation with electro-optical seekers. The aerodynamic design focuses on high maneuverability as well as on extended range. The German Air Force plans for integration of the HOPE/HOSBO missiles on Tornado and Eurofighter manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) beginning in 2010. These medium-range weapons are intended to allow non-stealth fighters, such as Eurofighter, to achieve the same degree of combat effectiveness of stealth aircraft delivering short-range weapons above heavily protected targets.

The HOSBO is a highly flexible, general purpose weapon which can be equipped with a variety of lethal and non-lethal warheads. Diehl BGT Defence is studying blast/fragmentation and High Power Microwaves warheads. Collateral damage is avoided to the extent possible by using intelligent fuzes. Its smart design allows the flight path at the approach phase to be adapted to the target's profile. The HOSBO missile range is optimized for engagements of air defense sites and its maneuverability mated with advanced data-link and seekers will enable engagements of high-speed boats and fast moving jeeps. The flex-targeting capability will also enable mission abortion and engagement of opportunity targets. Besides, HOSBO could land in a deserted escape zone during missions in asymmetric scenarios observing stringent mission rules.

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