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Description: The ASTER modular family of vertically launched missiles have been designed to meet the high demanding requirements of the emerging air threats such as aircraft, UAVs, helicopters and specially missiles. The ASTER missiles can be installed on ground- and sea-based platforms. They feature hit-to-kill capability, a very valuable skill against ballistic missiles.
The ASTER missiles are provided with two different boosters according to the ASTER 15 or the ASTER 30 model. The 'Pif-Paf' control system enables the ASTER missile to counter high maneuverable missiles achieving a direct impact (hit-to-kill). The 'Pif-Paf' combines conventional aerodynamic control with control by gas jets acting through the centre of gravity of the missile.
The ASTER 15 and ASTER 30 are integrated on the SAAM (ASTER 15), PAAMS (ASTER 15 and ASTER 30) and SAMP/T (ASTER 30) air defense systems. These systems will be employed by the armed forces of France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The ASTER is a two-stage missile. The solid propellant booster is seized according to the mission profile (ASTER 30 bigger and ASTER 15 smaller). Until mid-course the guidance of an ASTER missile is based on the Inertial Navigation System (INS) updated through an uplink, in the terminal phase the guidance is provided by an active Radiofrequency seeker. The final stage of the ASTER missile is a "dart" equipped with the seeker, a sustainer motor, a proximity fuze and a blast fragmentation warhead.
The ASTER 30 is a long range missile intended for area defense against aircraft, UAVs, helicopters, and stealth, supersonic and highly maneuverable missiles. The ASTER 30 will be integrated on the land-based SAMP/T and the ship-based PAAMS.
Aster 30 Applications
Aster items 2004-2012 Chart includes Aster 15 (116)
Aster 30 Specifications
Number of Stages: 2
Diameter: 180 millimeter
Length: 4.90 meter
Max Range: 120 kilometer
Min Range: 3,000 meter
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (65,617 foot)
Top Speed: 1,494 mps (5,380 kph)
Weight: 450 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Aster 30 News
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14 Jan 2003 and 10 Dec 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012Aster Surface-to-Air Missile Family Production Program Reaches 1,000 UnitsWednesday, April 4, 2012Chevalier Paul Frigate Aster 30 Missile Intercepts Supersonic Sea-Skimming TargetMonday, October 4, 2010Royal Navy Fires Sea Viper Air Defense System from Type 45 Destroyer for First Time EverTuesday, August 17, 2010Royal Navy's Sea Viper Air Defense System Completes Trials in the MediterraneanMonday, June 28, 2010Aster 30 Missile Successfully Completes Firing TrialsMonday, June 15, 2009French Air Force Takes Delivery of First SAMP-T Air Defense SystemWednesday, May 6, 2009All Four French and Italian Horizon-class Frigates Gather at La SpeziaThursday, February 12, 2009Type 45's Sea Viper Missile System Successfully Completes Second Test FiringFriday, December 12, 2008New Firing Success for ASTER Surface-to-Air Missile with SAMP/T Air Defense SystemWednesday, June 4, 2008Royal Navy's PAAMS First Test Firing Completed Successfully
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