|Type||:||Long range surface-to-air missile.|
|Service history||:||(A,B)|| 2001-2023, early RDF Spacy and Army.
2021-2024, SC Aerospace Forces.
2023-2033, SC Navy.
2023- , REF Navy.
|(B)||W-120 nuclear reaction.|
|(B)||Selectable from 5 to 100 kT.|
|Propulsion||:||Booster/sustainer rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||Semi-active radar with TVM and secondary IR.|
|Max speed||:||Mach 6.5.|
|Platforms||:||ARMD, Daedalus, Ground installations, Garfish, Macross, Montgolfier, Naval vessels, Pioneer, Prometheus, Izumo, Tokugawa, Ikazuchi.|
The standard early RDF (and later on, REF) ship and ground launched surface-to-air missile, the Warhawk was a development of the SM-2MR Standard surface-to-air missile.
Compared with the earlier missile, the Warhawk was only 75% as long, had less wing surface and a 'blockier' appearance. The guidance was the very accurate TVM system also used in the pre-RDF Patriot. The missile was developed in 1998 as a complement to the SM-2MR Standard missile, and was adopted by the early RDF upon the latter's formation. Due to its very accurate guidance, high acceleration engine and overall reliability, the early RDF also acquired a space capable version, in which a thrust vectoring system was capable of taking over the steering that the tail fins provided in the atmosphere. Because of the performance improvement, this version was later also issued to planetary forces, and at the date of the SDF-1's launch, all missiles were of this version. Upon formation, the REF accepted the Warhawk as one of their standard missiles, as well.
There are two versions of the Warhawk, the conventional A version and the nuclear B version. Both also have a secondary capability against surface and space targets, and are regularly upgraded with modern electronics.
Go to RDF Surface-Air Missile Index.
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