Operator: Morocco Iraq Turkey
Status: In Service On Order In Service
Number: 6 fire units 6 fire units 8 fire units
Cost: $67 million Part of $2.403 billion deal Part of $100 million deal
Acquired: 2010-2012 Requested August 2013 2005-2006
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States/Norway
Manufacturer: Raytheon, Kongsberg
Introduced: 2006
Class: Medium-range air defense
Range: 24.9 miles (40 km)
Altitude: 59,055.1 ft (18 km)
Warhead: 165.3 lbs (75 kg) high-grain fragmentation warhead
Speed: 1,903 mph (Mach 2.5)
Weight: 1,382.3 lbs (627 kg)
Length: 16.7 ft (5.1 m)
Diameter: 14.5 in (36 cm)
Propellant: Aerojet M112 dual-thrust solid-fueled rocket
Guidance System: Radar directed semi-active homing
Accuracy: >85% single shot kill probability
Radar(s): AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel 3D low-altitude continuous acquisition radar
AN/MPQ-62 Continuous wave acquisition radar (CWAR)
AN/MPQ-61 High power illuminating continuous wave radar High power continuous wave radar (HPI)
Launch Platform: M192 towed launcher
Missiles Per Launcher: 3
Operators (crew): <51
Fire Unit: 6 x launchers, 2 x HPIs, 1 x CWAR, 1 x Sentinel, 1 fire distribution center (FDC)
Notes: Can include Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) and SL-AMRAAM
Warhead and fuse developed to improve anti-ballistic missile capability.



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