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Cruise Missiles, Anti-Tank Missiles, and air to air missiles of the world

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posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 01:45 PM
Storm Shadow is an Anglo-French air-launched cruise missile, manufactured by MBDA and used by Britain, France, and Italy. The stealthy missile has a range in excess of 150 mi (250 km), is powered by a turbojet at mach 0.8 and can be carried by the Tornado GR4, Italian Tornado IDS, Eurofighter Typhoon, Harrier GR7, Mirage 2000 and Rafale aircraft. The warhead features an initial penetrating charge to clear soil or enter a bunker, then a variable delay fuse to control detonation of the main warhead. The missile weighs about 1,300 kg has a maximum body diameter of 1 m and a wingspan of 3 m. Intended targets are command, control and communications; airfield facilities; port facilities; AMS/ammunition storage; ships/submarines in ports and bridges

Storm Shadow

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There are some pics, the purpose of this thread is to have one thread that can deal with these kinds of missiles. So that we could have one thread, instead of tons of threads about different missiles. This missile reminds me of TASSAM, don't you think? Also its cool that our allies are developing long range strike weapons, then if we were in a major war we could colaberate and launch them together.

*edited image size

[edit on 15-11-2005 by dbates]

posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 08:05 AM
German "Taurus KEPD 150/350" produced for german & swedish AirForce


The KEPD 350 stand-off weapon system is a joint venture between LFK GmbH (LFK) and Saab Bofors Dynamics AB (SBD). The company TAURUS Systems GmbH (TSG) was registered 1998 and is owned to 67% by LFK and 33% by SBD.

TSG is together with its owner companies developing the KEPD 350 under contract with the German MoD. The TAURUS KEPD 350 is a high precision stand-off weapon system designed to penetrate dense air-defences and neutralise high-value stationary and semi-stationary targets.

he Taurus KEPD 350 (Kinetic Energy Penetration Destroyer) weapon system is a cruise missile type weapon developed for the German Air Force Tornado IDS strike fighters; It can also be adapted for F/A-18, Grippen and Eurofighter Typhoon. KEPD-350 has a range of 350 km and is equipped with the Mephisto tandem penetration warhead which can effectively engage stationary fortified targets such as underground bunkers and shelters. Fusion of sensor data from three sensors provides reliable autonomous navigation. The sensors package include IBN (Image Based Navigation), TRN (Terrain Reference Navigation) and MIL-GPS (Global Positioning System) subsystems. The use of such fusion enables the Taurus KEPD 350 to navigate over long distances without GPS support. The planning and preparation of flight path and terminal targeting are supported by the mission planning system, and loaded into the weapon by the Ground Loader Unit.

Taurus KEPD 350 has had an extremely short development time, which began in 1998 and has resulted in a precision stand-off weapon system with unique capabilities. The missile completed final testing in March 2004 and first production missiles from the 600 units procured for the German Air Force are scheduled for delivery by November 2004. The first missiles will be fielded with the the Tornado strike fighters, further production lots will be available for Eurofighter.

Lengh: 5,1 m
Weogjt: 1.400 kg
Speed: Mach 0,8 ~ 0,9 (970km/h ~ 1.090km/h)
Drive propulsion system : Williams WJ 38-15 Turbojet-driving gear
Navigation: INS / GPS / Radarheighgager / IR-seeker
end-phase control: IR-seeker

The First part of the load gets exploded by an electro-optical detonator and has to make a hole into the aim, trough this then the 900km/h fast penetrator comes in, the penetrator itself has a preprogrammed intellgent detonation mechanism, which can count storys and see already destroyed areas, and then can detonate on a special before programmed place.
The warhead can also be programmed for an explosion on the fly with a maximal clustering effect on soft surface area aims.
You can also select between different end-flight profiles, as example the normal flight over soft surface area aims, to the climb flight/nose diveto destroy underground bunkers.

posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 04:26 PM
oh yeah can a mod expand the topic to, surface to air, and air to surface missiles?

posted on Jul, 30 2005 @ 05:18 AM
cary 1.300 kg

is noted as a nuclear capable missile any thing after 1000 kg is nuke capable. looks quite high tech, have you got any spec on it eg what kind of guidance system it has.

[edit on 30-7-2005 by Interseptor]

posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 11:08 AM
IRIS-T is a short range air-to-air missile for the future. The system combines aerodynamics and thrust control in a tail controlled airframe.

It carries a roll-pitch imaging IR seeker with a ± 90 degree look angle and advanced signal processing and is fully compliant with existing analogous Sidewinder and digital aircraft interfaces. Its mass, length, diameter and centre of gravity are also similar to the AIM-9L/M Sidewinder. IRIS-T is an all-up round/certified round logistic concept.

Wow sounds like this missile is going to be really good at tracking aircraft, its going into service with Italy.

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 09:34 AM
Nag (Hindi for "cobra") is India's third generation "fire and forget" anti-tank missile. It is an all weather, top attack missile with a range of 4 to 6 km.

The missile uses a 8 kg tandem HEAT warhead capable of defeating modern armour including ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) and composite armour. Nag uses Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) guidance with day and night capability. Mode of launch for the IIR seeker is LOBL (Lock On Before Launch). Nag can be mounted on an infantry vehicle; a helicopter launched version is will also be available with integration work being carried out with the HAL Dhruv

At User Trials
Total length: 1.90 m (6.23 ft)
Diameter: 190 mm (7.5 in)
Wingspan: -
Weight: 42 kg (93 lb)
Warhead Weight: 8 kg (17.6 lb)
Propellant: Tandem Propulsion solid (Nitramine based smokeless extruded double band sustainer propellant)
Maximum effective range: 6 km (Guidance mode: IIR (Imaging infra-red))
Attack Mode: Lock-on-before-Launch - Top attack
Seeker: IIR cadmium zinc telluride
Single-shot hit probability: 0.77
CEP: 0.9 m R.S" target="_blank" class="postlink">source

That is the only picture I could find that worked.

Intresting development, there also in the process of making one for the air force. Looks like it will be a good missile when everything is finished, and the the top attack is very good to have. The predator, and javelein also have that.

posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:08 PM
In 2002 The French MOD has expressed its requirements for ground combat missiles for the year 2015. The future family of missiles is considered as an integral part of the French Future Air-Ground Operational Forces project (also known as BOA). Responding to this requirement, as part of the MCT Technology Demonstrator Program (TDP), MBDA is developing a full capability indirect fire demonstrator.

The missile will be able to engage targets at a Non-Line Of Sight (NLOS) mode, where the missile's seeker does not have to be aimed at the target before launch. Once the missile is in flight the operator will be able to designate the target using the images seen by the missile's seeker and relayed back to the firing control unit. Development of the demonstrator will also rely on the European Modular Munitions cooperation between MBDA and Saab Bofors Dynamics, and is positioned to support future British, French and Swedish requirements. This program considers various configurations for future missile's designs, including rocket powered medium (command Line Of Sight – CLOS), and long range versions with range of 8 km and turbo-jet powered extended range (air launched) missile with a maximum range of 100km. All variants will share common modules of the body, and missile's systems architecture, utilizing common core "plug and play" elements such as imaging IIR or CCD seekers, multi-mode semi-active laser seeker and optional datalinks.

Reminds me of the joint common missile being developed by the US, intresting development defintly!

posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 11:07 AM
Shipon, anti-tank weapon is in development at the Rocket Systems Division (RSD) of IMI. Shipon is a new shoulder launched infantry weapon system based on an unguided rocket, capable of defeating tanks and fortified targets from a range of 600 meters. Two versions of Shipon ammunition are currently in development – the dual mode anti-tank/anti-fortification rocket uses a tandem shaped charge warhead designed to defeat advanced reactive armour and penetrate up to 800mm of armoured steel. The anti-fortification/anti-personnel rocket is designed to penetrate walls, and explode inside building for maximum effect. Other types of ammunition are considered for future development, including extended range rockets.

RSD is currently evaluating the introduction of soft-launch propulsion, to enable operations from buildings and bunkers. The FCS is designed to implement a unique, real-time cross-wind measurement along the trajectory to the target. Other functions include range-finder, automatic compensation for launcher inclination, moving target engagement capability, automatic cross-hair repositioning and other advanced features, which contribute to achieving hit probability over 50% at a range of 600 meters. The fire control system takes less than one second to calculate and set the gunner’s aiming point to hit a target as far as 1000 meters away. Shipon system weight is 9 kg.

Wow these are some intresting features! I wonder if regular guns will ever have these features?

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 03:23 PM
The Spada 2000 is an all-weather, day and night, highly automated, air defence system developed by MBDA (formerly Alenia Marconi Systems). The system has quick reaction time and requires very few operators to man the system. The unit can operate independently or can be integrated with national air defence centres. Spada 2000 is in production and in service with Spanish Air Forces.

The Spada 2000 is an upgraded version of the Spada Air Defence System providing significant operational and technological improvements, including increased firepower and range, and the capability of co-ordinating additional anti-air weapons.

The system provides air defence missile coverage of 2,000km². Target detection and tracking range is up to 60km and the missiles can intercept crossing and approaching targets to a range of 25km. The kill probability is high even against highly agile crossing targets. The system can engage up to four targets simultaneously with Aspide missiles.

The Aspide 2000 missile is an upgraded version of the Aspide surface to air missile. The missile is capable of engaging hostile attack aircraft before the aircraft can release airborne standoff weapons. The Aspide 2000 is also capable of intercepting air launched missiles once launched. The upgraded missile uses an enhanced single stage rocket motor which provides increased missile speed, higher lateral acceleration and effective range. The missile is also in service with the Italian Air Force and the Royal Thai Air Force as part of the Oerlikon Contraves Skyguard air defence system.

The high thrust single-stage solid propellant rocket motor provides high supersonic speed and high agility to intercept manoeuvring targets. The guidance system is semi-active radar homing.

Intresting design, kinda suprised Spain is investing in it though. When I think of Spain I don't think of advanced military.

posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 03:24 PM


Length: 0.905 m
Diameter: 0.136 m
Launch weight: 10.2 kg
Including container and end caps: 13 kg
Firing post weight: 4.5 kg
Range: 50–600 m
Speed: 18 m/s (65 km/h) at launch to 245 m/s (880 km/h) at 600 m
Guidance: Wire-guided SACLOS
Warhead: 137 mm diameter 3.6 kg tandem HEAT (penetrating 0.9 m through RHA behind reactive armour, or 2.5 m through concrete)

The missile uses a low-speed "soft launch" that enables it to be fired from confined spaces. The enables it to be used effectively in an urban setting. The missile is then accelerated by a sustainer motor to its maximum speed of 245 m/s at 600 m, which it reaches in 4.3 seconds. The missiles initial low speed is controlled by use of thrust vectoring : the missile has two exhausts around the mid section which fire as the missile rotates.

The missile using SACLOS guidance, the launcher tracks a light source on the rear of the missile and compares it's position with the center of the launchers crosshair, sending corrective signals down a trailing control wire. The missile increases resistance to jamming by pulsing the light source on the rear of the missile.

The missile uses a two warheads ("tandem" warheads) in order to defeat reactive armour; a small warhead at the front of the missile and a larger warhead at the rear.

According to MBDA claims the missile has

achieved a hit rate of 95%, based on 1,000 test firings.


Has the same characteristics as the predator accept its wire guided and the predator is newer and more advanced, and is not wire guided. But in the pic it looks very much like the predator I wonder if they studied the Eryx when they were testing the predator because I know the predator also has soft launch capability. Hmm I'll have to research that.

posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 07:14 PM
If there is any thing more lethal at attacking any air object in the air then it should be known that the Arrow system must beat all current systems as it not only can destroy ballistic missiles it is also capable of attacking other objects, probably the most advanced AMERICAN MISSILE TECH to Israel it is the peak of all designs and development

Here are some detail about Arrow TMD

The Arrow Interceptor (טיל חץ, Hebrew: "Khetz") is a theater missile defense (TMD) system; it is the first missile that was specifically designed and built to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles on a national level. It is the only anti-ballistic missile system able to intercept its targets so high in the stratosphere.

The Arrow ABM system was designed and constructed in Israel with financial support by the United States in a multi-billion dollar development program (said to be $2,000,000,000 USD to date). The Israeli Ministry of Defence runs the Arrow development project under the name "Minhelet Khoma", which binds together Israel's different security industries (such as IMI, Tadiran, IAI etc). The system was designed and constructed after the massive failure of the anti-aircraft Patriot missile system to properly intercept and destroy the Scud missiles fired by Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991.

The ABM system is meant to intercept medium- and short-range ballistic missiles and was designed with an eye towards the advanced missile programs of Iraq and Iran. The system is built around the Arrow missiles, the "Yellow Citron" control system and the "Green Pine" radar target tracking system. In actual use, the system would be aided by American satellites that can detect and report the flare as missiles are launched. The first operational system was deployed in central Israel, at the Palmachim Airbase on the Mediterranean coast, on March 14, 2000. The latest missile is known as the Arrow II and is still being evaluated for improvement.

Unlike the automated Patriot system, the Arrow system is controlled by an officer who can evaluate the trajectory and decide if one of the advanced Arrow missiles should be launched. There are 6 missile tubes in each launcher and each can be launched to a separate target. Confirmation of this and other abilities was demonstrated in a recent test—the 10th for the Arrow interceptor and the 5th for the complete system—as 4 of 6 missiles were launched at virtual targets during joint U.S.-Israeli exercises. The system is designed to handle up to 14 simultaneous intercepts.

The Arrow 2 interceptor itself has a speed of 2.5 km/s; as opposed to purely kinetic weapons it has its own explosive warhead allowing it to miss by 40–50 meters and still kill.

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posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 07:21 PM
interseptor, your pic is WAYYY too big, the mods will be pissed...i'd edit it real soon...

And uhmmm, Storm Shadow is impressive alright, is it nuclear capable?

[edit on 2/11/2005 by GrOuNd_ZeRo]

posted on Nov, 3 2005 @ 06:22 AM
Technically Storm Shadow could be , but in reality it is a conventional attack missile - which btw is in RAF service and , like Brimstone has allready been fired in anger.

Did you know that the British Army are using Javelin now as well??

Arrow is good , but the Indian`s turned it down (along with the S-400 and PAC-3) as not being up to what they wanted.

posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 12:39 PM

well it isnt really nuke capable but its function is just extreme defensive stationary air defence system.

how do you size the image I don't know how to do that ?

posted on Nov, 13 2005 @ 01:18 PM
When you put a picture up, the URL of the picture would be enclosed by [img]. Put a equal sign followed by the size of the desired picture in the first image sign like [img=700x500] to change the size of the picture.

[edit on 13-11-2005 by COWlan]

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 02:57 PM


posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 03:16 PM
ok dude thats nice but could you please delete that big picture you posted? it gets very annoying....

posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 12:56 PM

Originally posted by NR
ok dude thats nice but could you please delete that big picture you posted? it gets very annoying....

I dont know how to honestly, and yes it is anoying


posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 03:50 PM

Originally posted by Interseptor

Originally posted by NR
ok dude thats nice but could you please delete that big picture you posted? it gets very annoying....

I dont know how to honestly, and yes it is anoying

just go to edit and delete the picture, i think we already know about Arrow-2 defence system.

Iranian TOWs, Toophan 1 and Toophan 2

The Aerospace Industries Organisation (AIO) of Iran has revealed it is manufacturing a long-range anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) called Toophan. It looks similar to the US Raytheon Systems Company Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) ATGW that entered service with Iran over 25 years ago.

Two versions are being built: the standard Toophan, which has one high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead weighing 3.6kg that will penetrate 550mm of conventional steel armour. Toophan 2, has a tandem HEAT warhead weighing 4.1kg that is claimed will penetrate 760mm of conventional steel armour protected by explosive reactive armour. The AOI says a retrofit of Toophan 2 warhead on Toophan missiles is possible.

Both missiles can reach a top range of 3,850m, while top speed is 310m/s. The Toophan uses a semi-automatic command-to-line-of sight system for guidance.

Armoured vehicles and helicopters as well as a standard tripod launcher can deploy the Toophan. Toophan variant is comparable to the Basic TOW, while the Toophan 2 is comparable to the Improved TOW, which also has an extendable nose probe.

The AOI said the Toophan could be launched from existing TOW launchers and the range of the Toophan matches that of the TOW.

Iran has deployed the standard tripod version of the TOW for many years as well as mounting the system on United Defense M113 series armoured personnel carriers. It is also air-launched from Iran's Bell AH-1J Cobra attack helicopters.

The AIO has also developed a Toophan advanced guidance set (MGS-2). Improvements include: guidance algorithms, tracking and measures to counter enemy electro-optical jammers. It can also auto self-test.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Iran was also manufacturing another ATGW called Towsan-1/M113. This is understood to be a local version of the Russian 9K113 Konkurs (NATO designation: AT-5 ' Spandrel') ATGW developed by the Tula KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Jane's Defence Weekly 12 January). In recent years Iran has been building improved versions of the Russian AT-3 Sagger under the local name of Raad.

[edit on 16-11-2005 by NR]

[edit on 16-11-2005 by NR]

posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 08:27 AM
The Sea Skua is a lightweight short range Air-to-Surface (ASM) missile designed for the helicopter launched anti-shipping role. It is primarily used by the Royal Navy on the Lynx helicopter.

With a weight at launch of only 320 lb (145 kg), the Lynx can carry up to four missiles simultaneously. The missile flies at high subsonic speed over ranges of 15.5 miles (25 km). It can be set to travel at one of four pre-selected heights, depending on the surface conditions.

As well as the United Kingdom, the Sea Skua has seen service with Germany, India and Turkey. It was launched 12 times during the Gulf War, sometimes in appalling weather conditions, registering direct hits on every occasion.


Here are some pics,

Looks like a powerfull anti-ship missile it reminds me of the penguin.

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