Apache (missile)

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Apache
Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz 42 (9797060514).jpg
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]), or Apache AP,[1] is a French-developed air-launched anti-runway cruise missile, manufactured by European arms company MBDA.[2] The Apache system is at the base of the SCALP EG concept,[3] 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.[1][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "APACHE AP/ SCALP EG/ Storm Shadow/ SCALP Naval/ Black Shaheen". Missile Threat. Center for Strategic and International Studies. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ Norton-Taylor, Richard (20 March 2012). "Libyan air campaign boosts MBDA order book". London: www.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  3. ^ goebel, greg. "[5.0] Modern Western Air-Launched Cruise Missiles". www.vectorsite.net. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  4. ^ Thor. "Apache Anti-runway Missile". historywarsweapons.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2012.