Magic R.550

Notes: This is France's standard heat-seeking missile, and is also used by several countries around the world that do business with France such as Algeria, Belgium, and several Middle East countries. It can also be used by helicopters.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Magic I

89 kg

Average

IR

Side Aspect

$7295

Magic II

89 kg

Easy

IR

All Angle

$9370

Weapon

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Magic I

3775

600

12800

C29 B75

17C

FRAG-HE

Magic II

3775

400

24000

C34 B80

17C

FRAG-HE

Mica

Notes: This is the French counterpart to the AMRAAM, used by France and by countries that conduct frequent arms trade with France, such as Iraq. It is an active homing missile with its own radar unit in the nose to allow it to home in on targets without help from the firing aircraft. The missile is one level harder to decoy with various ECM devices and chaff. There is also an IR homing version of this missile.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Mica RH

110 kg

Easy

Active Radar

All Aspect

$24830

Mica IR

110 kg

Easy

IR

All Aspect

$9400

Weapon

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Mica

5200

1200

50000

C49 B100

20C

FRAG-HE

 

5200

300

32000

C49 B100

20C

FRAG-HE

Super 530

Notes: This French missile comes in two types, a standard radar homing missile and the active homing Super 530D. It is used by many French-built aircraft and other French customers. It is a very fast missile, and is a very heavy missile. It was being replaced by Mica as the century began.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Super 530

275 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$23,680

Super 530D

275 kg

Average

Active Radar

All Aspect

$25,685

Weapon

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Super 530

5425

2000

37000

C76 B125

32C

FRAG-HE

Super 530D

5425

2000

37000

C101 B144

32C

FRAG-HE