RAMPAGE MISSILE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     23rd April 2024        
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Context: Israel recently used the Rampage, an efficient air-to-surface missile, in an attack on an Iranian military base.

Rampage Missile 

  • About: It is a long-range, supersonic, air-to-ground, seekerless, precision strike missile developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and Israeli Military Industries Systems.
  • Target and Mission: It is designed for use in missions targeting high-quality, well-protected assets such as communication and command centers, air force bases, maintenance centers, and infrastructure.
  • Supersonic Speed: It travels at supersonic speeds, making it challenging to identify and intercept with air defense systems.
  • Range: The missile has an operational range of over 190 miles.
  • Payload Capacity: It can carry 150 kg of explosives, facilitating significant damage upon impact.
  • Warhead Type: Equipped with a blast fragmentation or general-purpose warhead.
  • Guidance and Navigation: Utilizes GPS/INS guidance navigation and anti-jamming capabilities.
  • Mid-flight Adjustment: It can adjust its path mid-flight, ensuring precise targeting of its programmed objective.
  • All-Weather Capability: The Rampage Missile is operable in any weather conditions, day or night.
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