Armat ARM

Notes: Armat is a French antiradiation missile. It homes in on radar emissions given off by air defense radars and surface-to-air missile sites. It is a large weapon with a large warhead, carried one per hardpoint. It was first used in combat by Iraq against Iran in the war in the 1980s.  

Weapon

Difficulty

Guidance

Weight

Price

Armat

Average

Antiradiation

550 kg

$28270

Weapon

Speed

Round

Min Range

Max Range

Damage

Pen

Armat

1425

HE

1200

120000

C280 B165

106C

AS.12

Notes: Described by some as an "SS.11 on steroids," the AS.12 is a much larger version of the SS.11 ATGM, nearly 3 times the launch weight and 4 times the warhead weight. It is primarily a helicopter-launched missile, but some slower fixed-wing aircraft such as the Alize, Neptune, Atlantic, and Nimrod have also been known to carry it. The AS.12 was in fact used by both sides in the 1983 Falklands War.

Weapon

Difficulty

Guidance

Weight

Price

AS.12 (KEP/HE)

Difficult

Wire

76 kg

$1828

AS.12 (HEAT)

Difficult

Wire

76 kg

$2128

AS.12 (FRAG-HE)

Difficult

Wire

76 kg

$1528

Weapon

Speed

Round

Min Range

Max Range

Damage

Pen

AS.12

470

KEP/HE

500

8000

C46 B68

72C

AS.12

470

HEAT

500

8000

C36 B50

119C

AS.12

470

FRAG-HE

500

8000

C41 B94

19C

AS.20

Notes: The AS.20 was adapted from an early air-to-air radar guided missile, the AA.20. Pilots using the AA.20 found that if they lined up their aircraft with a ground target properly and aimed just right, they could steer their AA.20 missiles into the ground target. To produce the AS.20, the guidance was changed to direct radio command, and the fuze was changed from a proximity fuze to an impact fuze. A larger warhead was fitted, and a choice of four warheads was given. The AS.20 was the first ASM to achieve mass use by European fixed wing aircraft, but is now long obsolete, and is now found primarily in Third World countries.

Weapon

Difficulty

Guidance

Weight

Price

AS.20 (HE)

Difficult

Radio Command

143 kg

$4520

AS.20 (FRAG)

Difficult

Radio Command

143 kg

$4520

AS.20 (HEAT)

Difficult

Radio Command

143 kg

$5850

AS.20 (KEP/HE)

Difficult

Radio Command

143 kg

$5185

Weapon

Speed

Round

Min Range

Max Range

Damage

Pen

AS.20

2890

HE

2900

6500

C78 B90

31C

AS.20

2890

FRAG

2900

6500

C59 B112

25C

AS.20

2890

HEAT

2900

6500

C52 B70

143C

AS.20

2890

KEP/HE

2900

6500

C65 B80

87C

AS.30

Notes: The AS.30 is a scaled-up AS.20. It can be launched at lower as well as higher speeds, and has a longer range and more powerful warhead. The AS.30 is command guided like its predecessor, but the AS.30L version is laser guided and more advanced. It is normally used to attack large targets such as buildings, bridges, and large concentrations of troops. The missile has a high speed and is coated with steel, and is able to penetrate 2 meters of concrete before detonating.

Weapon

Difficulty

Guidance

Weight

Price

AS.30

Average

Radio Command

520 kg

$18768

AS.30L

Average

Laser

520 kg

$21136

Weapon

Speed

Round

Min Range

Max Range

Damage

Pen

AS.30

2550

KEP/HE

2000

11250

C114 B105

265C

AS.30L

2550

KEP/HE

1000

11250

C134 B115

333C

AS.34 Kormoran

Notes: This weapon is primarily meant as an anti-ship weapon, but was often employed against land targets in the 1991 Gulf War. It was employed by both French and NATO forces. It is known for its stand off range and high accuracy.

Weapon

Difficulty

Guidance

Weight

Price

AS.34 Kormoran

Average

Active Radar

600 kg

$57810

Weapon

Speed

Round

Min Range

Max Range

Damage

Pen

AS.34 Kormoran

1320

HE

1000

36800

C207 B145

90C