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IAI's SkySniper - a new Israeli precision strike missile

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Wow, that looks like hell of a weapon.
Good job Israel Aerospace Industries

IAI is reviving the concept of using ground based ballistic missiles as air-launched weapons enabling precision strike from standoff range. Dubbed ‘SkySniper’, the weapon is configured as an autonomous, air to ground precision strike missile.

Powered by a rocket motor the SkySniper strikes its target at supersonic speed. The high velocity impact with multi-purpose blast-fragmentation warhead and three-mode fuse enables effective penetration of hard targets. Tailored to destroy a wide range of targets, the missile can also detonate in airburst or impact action modes to maximize effect on area or soft targets.

Designed as an affordable weapon, the SkySniper uses GPS/INS guidance to achieve pinpoint targeting under all weather conditions. Coordinates and trajectory commands can be loaded to each missile on the ground or in the air, by the pilot, prior to launch. Once launched, the missile flies to its assigned target, navigating its way passively on GPS/INS. Trajectory shaping can be employed to gain the range, and required attack angles as well as to evade enemy defenses.

IAI designed the SkySniper for a maximum loadout of four missiles per aircraft, Potential carriers include both western and eastern platforms such as Boeing F-15 and F/A-18,Lockheed Martin F-16, UAC MiG-29, Su-30 and IAI Kfir.
 

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Not bad, Any more details available? Range, weight, warhead options, etc?
 

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Not bad, Any more details available? Range, weight, warhead options, etc?
It is safe to assume, that the missile weight is ~2000 pounds (F-16 weapon stations #3,4,6,7).
The aeroballistic design allows it to reach 2.5-3.5 Mach.
Launch to hit in less than 4 minutes - means that the range is somewhere between 150 to 250 km.
With a 300-400 kg warhead, I'd say.
 

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air-launched, precision attack ballistic [?] missile
http://www.iai.co.il/2013/34225-463...ce_MLM_Products_PrecisionStrikingSystems.aspx





Culd be based on IMI Extra rocket
Extra

The IMI EXTRA tactical ballistic missile is the main projectile to be used against naval threats under the SBMS project. IMI claims that it can hit moving targets with a hit accruacy of up to 10 meters.

The EXTRA (EXTended Range Artillery) tactical ballistic missile, is smaller but similar in concept to the US-developed ATACMS, has a range of up to 150 kilometers, and can carry a 120 kilogram warhead that can either be high explosive, explosive fragmentation, or cargo for around 500 IMI Bantam submunitions.


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or PREDATOR HAWK, which is IMI’s state-of-the-art 250 km long-range tactical missile, with high precision and maneuverability. It is based on the aerodynamic principles of the EXTRA missile, includes a cost-effective steering system, and achieves an accuracy of 10m CEP independent of range.


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It looks very similar to the CM-400AKG and its climb-and-dive flight regime heavily reflects that of the latter as well.
 

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so looks like yet another potential new range of AGM for indian air force for its Mig29, MKI & Tejas after spike range :bounce::cheers:
 

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