Aspide

Notes: This missile is externally almost identical to the US Sparrow missile with good reason. The Aspide was intended to cut into the European market for AIM-7E Sparrow missiles, and whatever other markets it could get into. Internally, the Aspide is very different from the Sparrow. The radar head is improved, with significant ECCM capability, to the point where all decoying attempts against the Aspide are one level harder. It is capable of a look-down, shoot-down intercept. The rocket motor is likewise improved, with the Aspide being capable of Mach 4 speeds. The Italians and the Spanish still use the Aspide, but most European sales went to the new AMRAAM instead.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Aspide

220 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$23724

Weapon

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Aspide

6795

3200

75000

C54 B106

23C

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