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AS 37 Martel
AS 37 Armat
AJ.168 Martel

The AS 37 is the product of a collaboration between the British firm of Hawker-Siddely, and Matra in France. The AS.37, employed by both the British and the French, uses a movable receiver aerial to lock onto the hostile radar emission and send guidance signals to the small set of control fins behind the wings. Length of the AS.37 version Martel is reported at 412 centimeters, and it weighs 1213 lbs. at launch. Speed is high subsonic, although it is claimed to break the sound barrier in a steep attack. The updated version of the AS-37, known as the Armat, was introduced in 1984 using the same airframe but with an updated radar seeker. The somewhat shorter, television-guided AJ.168 version of the Martel is used only by the British. The firms Electronique Marcel Dassault (France) and Marconi (UK) took part in developing the missile. The former created the guidance system for the AS- 37 version and the latter the electronics for the AJ-168 version.


Year 1984
Type standoff anti-radar missile
Wingspan 1.2 m
Length 3.9 m
Diameter 0.40 m
Launch weight 550 kg
Max. speed 1025 km/h
Maximum range 120 km
Propulsion two stage solid propellant rocket motors, 2.4 s boost, 22.2 s sustain
Guidance passive radar homing
Warhead proximity-fuzed with delayed impact high-explosive blast fragmentation, 150 kg
Service France, Kuwait, Iraq.

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