Popeye Turbo ALCM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Rafael
Parent System: Popeye
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Crystal Maze, Have Rain, Popeye IIR, Popeye Lite IIR, Popeye Lite TV, Popeye Turbo SLCM and Popeye TV
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Description: The Popeye is a family of standoff air-to-surface missiles (ASM) developed by Rafael to meet the requirements of the Israeli Air Force and export customers. The Popeye family of missiles are intended to hit targets at sea and on the ground from a variety of ranges with high accuracy. The missile's navigation system relies on an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for midcourse guidance. The terminal phase of the flight is carried out using either an imaging infrared (IIR) or Television (TV) seeker when the target homing is required. The seeker has been provided as a line replaceable unit (LRU). They can be fired using the fire-and-forget principle (IIR version) or the fire-and-update mode (TV version) utilizing a built-in data-link to allow the operator to select the intended target. The Popeye can be armed with either a blast fragmentation or a penetrator warhead to take out hardened targets such as bunkers and fortifications. These missiles are powered by a single-stage solid fuel rocket motor achieving highly subsonic speed. The Popeye missile family achieved initial operational capability within the Israeli Air Force in 1985.

The Popeye Turbo is an air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) powered by liquid fuel turbojet engine with an estimated range of 320 kilometers. The Popeye Turbo features a longer fuselage and may be intended to hit stationary targets protected by long-range air defenses and/or sophisticated air defense aircraft. Besides, the Popeye Turbo can be equipped with a nuclear warhead.

Popeye Turbo ALCM Applications

Combat Aircraft F-16I Soufa

Popeye Turbo ALCM Specifications

Diameter: 533 millimeter (21.0 inch)
Length: 6.25 meter (246 inch)
Wingspan: 1.98 meter
Max Range: 320 kilometer (173 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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