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IAI/IMI Rampage Supersonic Air-To-Ground Missile
« on: June 15, 2018, 02:20:59 am »
News from

http://www.iai.co.il/2013/32981-48916-en/MediaRoom.aspx


And some my estimation

http://jaesan-aero.blogspot.com/2018/06/iais-supersonic-air-to-ground-missile.html
(text of estimation is same as below)


IAI unveils their new 'Silver Bullet' type Air-to-Ground missile having supersonic speed.

Compare to ASM-3, Kh-41, or ASMP, this missile is lighter (1000lb class), and it could be noted that there is no usual ram-jet type inlet which extend its range in limited size. However if this missile could be carried inside of the IWB of F-35, 'short-arm' of the missile could be covered by stealth performance of F-35. And it is worthy it. 

 Also, launching aircraft, F-16I, launches its missile at high altitude with toss attitude to achieve maximum range of ballistic path (it is my estimation though)

Small canard type control fins are attached which probably give guidance correction at terminal phase of impact. Although whole geometry of the missile is little bit similar to that of LREW (Air-to-Air), there is no confidence that it could separate its booster. Because of its relatively low weight and less maneuverable requirement as AtG missile, probably there is no separable booster.


From these information and speculations,

* Lighter weight and small size of missile, and ballistic attitude of platform without ramjet
  ** Shorter range than other supersonic missiles like ASM-3, Kh-41, or ASMP
  ** Size of the missile could be fitted to IWB of F-35, it could be take role of AGM-88 of F-35s

* Small canard fins with rear stabilizer fins
  ** Ballistic trajectory requires stronger control forces than other cruise type configurations
  ** It basically targeted high value assets, however, IAI try to give maximum maneuverability for it
     (Uncertainty of information could be corrected at the final phase like radar of SAMs, etc)

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Re: IAI/IMI Rampage Supersonic Air-To-Ground Missile
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Re: IAI/IMI Rampage Supersonic Air-To-Ground Missile
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 11:13:04 pm »
From two years ago, related? Name change?

http://defense-update.com/20160229_skysniper.html

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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.
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Re: IAI/IMI Rampage Supersonic Air-To-Ground Missile
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 12:35:23 pm »
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/israel-spends-with-eye-on-iran-strikes-in-shifting-mideast/

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TEL AVIV: Israel is preparing to buy a range of new weapons in preparation for a possible attack on Iran should that country appear to restart efforts to develop a nuclear weapon.

Israel has reportedly already invested more than $2 billion preparing for a possible attack against Iran.

On Israel’s shopping list: a new aerial refueling aircraft and new weapons such as the IAI/IMI Rampage missile just unveiled by Israeli Military Industries Systems (IMI Systems) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) This long-range assault missile was developed jointly by the two Israeli companies.

The Rampage would be used by Israel’s F-35s in a strike against Iranian forces but can be used on most other Israeli strike aircraft. The companies say the Rampage is designed to destroy targets such as command and control centers, air force bases, maintenance centers, infrastructures and valuable targets protected by sophisticated anti-air systems.
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