Popeye Turbo SLCM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2013
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 ALCM 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 SLCM is a Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile powered by a liquid fuel turbojet and featuring an stretched body which is 650mm in diameter. Israel developed this missile due to the refusal by the United States to provide the Tomahawk cruise missile. The Popeye Turbo SLCM is equipped with a 200 kilotons nuclear warhead and has a maximum range of 1,500 kilometers. This retaliatory weapon is deployed by the Israeli Navy Dolphin class conventional attack submarines. The two boats commissioned in 2013 and 204 feature four 650mm torpedo tubes suitable for the Popeye Turbo SLCM.

Popeye Turbo SLCM Applications

Fighting Ships Dolphin

Popeye Turbo SLCM Specifications

Diameter: 650 millimeter (25.6 inch)
Max Range: 1,500 kilometer (810 nautical mile)
Yield: 200 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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