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Marte Mk2/S  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Origin: Italy
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Marte Mk2
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Marte Mk2/A, Marte Mk2/N and Marte Mk2/S-A
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Description: MBDA Marte is a lightweight, fire and forget, multiplatform-launched, subsonic, sea-skimming anti-ship missile. It features a 70 kg semi-piercing warhead with high explosive effects detonated by impact or proximity. It was introduced in the 1980s with the Italian Armed Forces.

The Marte Mk2/S guidance system depends on the INS supported by GPS and a radar altimeter. In the terminal phase the missile is guided through inputs from an active radar homing seeker and performs evasive maneuvers to escape ship's close-in defenses. The missile is suitable for use in littoral warfare and heavy countermeasures environments.

The Marte Mk2 missile is in service with Italy's SH-3D helicopters, Marte Mk2/S has been designed to meet the operational requirements of maritime models of NH-90 and EH-101 helicopters. Marte Mk2/S was expected to achieve Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the Italian Navy EH101 helicopter in the 2007-2008 timeframe.

Marte Mk2/S Applications


Support Aircraft EH101 Merlin

Marte Mk2/S Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 320 millimeter (12.6 inch)
Length: 3.79 meter (149 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 25,000 meter (13.5 nautical mile)
Min Range: 2,000 meter
Weight
Warhead: 70 kilogram (154 pound)
Weight: 324 kilogram (714 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Marte Mk2/S News

There are 6 news between
17 Jan 2006 and 15 Apr 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013Marte Mk2/S-A Anti-Ship Missile Released from C-295 Aircraft
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Airbus Military C-295 Aircraft Carries Marte Mk2/S Anti-Ship Missile for First Time
Wednesday, November 16, 2011Tawazun Precision Industries Prepares to Enter the MBDA Global Supply Chain
Thursday, October 12, 2006Marte Mk2/S Weapon System Completes Development
Tuesday, May 30, 2006Newest OTOMAT Variant Successfully Tested
Tuesday, January 17, 2006MBDA Introduces Ship-Launched Marte Mk2/N Missile

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