Monday, March 14, 2011
To-ground long-range cruise missile Taurus KEPD 350
Taurus KEPD 350 AG of Germany and the Swedish Air Force long-range cruise missiles produced by TAURUS Systems and is operated by the Air Force in Germany and Spain. TAURUS Systems GmbH live LFK (EADS / MBDA) and is established between the Swedish Saab Bofors Dynamics.
During the development of range 150 ~ 350 ㎞-class long-distance engineering support guided missile as Tornado, Eurofighter, Mirage, Rafale, Gripen, F-16, F-18, and the Australian F-111 fighter bomber and operated in the goal was, and Australia from the U.S. AGM -158 JASSM is introduced is missing.
Stealth has a maximum range of formal and 500 kilometres (311 mi) is larger than. Taurus up to the turbo engine, the pen is flying as mach 0.8 ~ 0.9 Tornado, Eurofighter Typhoon, Gripen and F/A-18 fighters can operate.
Dual 499-kilogram (1,100 lb) warhead Mephisto (Multi-Effect Penetrator, HIgh Sophisticated and Target Optimised) referred to as precharge and initial penetrating charge to shape the land or the entrance to the bunker destroyed by bombing targets jutandureul with delayed fuses destroyed.
Missile weight is 1,400 kg (3,086 lb) and maximum diameter of body 1 m (3.3 ft) is. Primary targets well-protected bunkers, command posts, command and control systems, air base facilities, port facilities, AMS / ammunition storage; sea or being anchored vessels, bridges, etc. is.
In addition, fully equipped self-defense mechanism to respond. Programmers mission targets, air defense location, terrain, pathways, and considering the type of missile and missile program is launched IBN (Image Based Navigation), INS (Inertial Navigation System), TRN (Terrain Referenced Navigation) and MIL-GPS ( Global Positioning System) and the low-altitude terrain, close to the flight course may be closer to the target. In addition, long distance, without the support of GPS navigation is available.
Introduced so far by 57 countries and ten million euros to the German Air Force Luftwaffe ordered six white flag, is being introduced in Spain were ordered in 43 groups.
The following is a description that appeared in the Air Force website.
O Tech support long-range guided missile TAURUS DASA of Germany and Sweden jointly develop BOFORS of (Germany's DASA Saga 2 / 3, Sweden BOFORS Saga 1 / 3 of investment)
TAURUS o KEPD 150 series of the Swedish Air Force guided missiles, KEPD 350 German Air Force, 350-A which is being developed by the Royal Australian Air Force's requirements
O an operation mounted in the German Air Force Tornado in March 1998 to 270 billion won to 600 feet a second gyeyakham
Specifications and Characteristics
Nine minutes TAURUS KEPD 350 TAURUS KEPD 150 TAURUS 350-A
Weight 350: 1,400 ㎏ 150: 1,060 ㎏ 350-A: 1,090 ㎏
Length 350: 5.00m 150: 4.50m 350-A: 4.90m
Lim Director: Major jeompyo precision strikes on enemy
Maximum range 350: 350 ㎞ 150: 150 ㎞ 350-A: 200 ㎞
Speed Mach 0.8
Yen Gene 350: turbo jet engine (1,500 lbs) 150: turbo-jet engine (1,300 lbs) 350-A: turbo-jet engine (1,300 lbs)
* KEPD 350 and KEPD 150 is a single warhead, 350-A, depending on the mission can be mounted several types of submunitions
Ally to increase the aircraft's survivability and mission effectiveness for the enemy air defense targets outside the region far from the depth available in the precision strike
Low-altitude high-speed flight at a speed of Mach 0.8, and in doing stealth technology applied to increase the survivability of the missile
Initially, INS / GPS navigation and terminal guidance to the city maintains accuracy by using an infrared imaging
Fire & Forget is available to state and can be used at night and the weather, and Way Point with multiple targets to effectively attack
Robust facilities, bunkers, command and control facilities, radar sites, bridges, ships and about 2-4 feet to the target can be attacked simultaneously
Depending on the shape and characteristics of the target of the attack mode, with 4 types by the side of a building or bunker sangbuna of possible attacks, and using the air burst caused by debris on the ground, such as aircraft or sites capable of destroying multiple targets simultaneously