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Apache
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Type Anti-runway cruise missile.
Place of origin France
Service history
In service December 2001[citation needed]
Production history
Manufacturer MBDA
Unit cost 1,610,000 euros[citation needed]
Specifications
Weight 1230 kg[citation needed]
Length 5.1 m[citation needed]

Warhead 10 Kriss anti-runway submunitions (50 kg warhead each)

Engine Turbojet
Wingspan 2.85 m
Operational
range
140 km (French senate). Other sources state 100 km+[citation needed]
Speed 1000 km/h
Guidance
system
GPS-INS
Launch
platform
Mirage 2000, Rafale

The MBDA Apache (/əˈpæi/; French: [apaʃ]) is a French-developed air-launched anti-runway cruise missile, manufactured by European arms company MBDA.[1] The Apache system is at the base of the SCALP EG concept,[2] notably for the aerodynamics and the stealth feature. The SCALP EG also has a different propulsion system as well as a different warhead. While the SCALP uses a single high-penetration warhead, the Apache's effect is obtained by dispersal of 10 cluster submunitions.[3]

See also

References

  1. Norton-Taylor, Richard. "Libyan air campaign boosts MBDA order book". www.guardian.co.uk. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/20/libyan-air-campaign-boosts-mbda. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  2. goebel, greg. "[5.0 Modern Western Air-Launched Cruise Missiles"]. www.vectorsite.net. http://www.vectorsite.net/twcruz_5.html. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. "Apache Anti-runway Missile". historywarsweapons.com. http://historywarsweapons.com/apache-anti-runway-missile/. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 

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