Taking into account that the market always grows guided missiles, the Israeli company Rafael makes version of «air-air» anti-aircraft missiles / missile Stunner (pictured right last) within applets FAAM (Future Air-to-Air Missile). Typically, the company adapts its missiles «air-air» and as anti-aircraft missiles, reports aereo.jor.br June 16.
Stunner armed with dual-mode radar homing system with PAR and infrared head has no warhead and hit the target with a direct hit from the kinetic energy. Is a two-stage missile, armed with booster and sustainer engine. The latter provides the highest energy rocket on the terminating stage of the flight, during which SD retains maneuverability. Rocket speed exceeds 5M. Firing range exceeds the range of the American SD AMRAAM and features approaching European Meteor. Boosters reset after use, the drag decreases.
Stunner originally was designed as a missile complexes Arrow and Iron Dome. The system includes Stunner Arrow missile to be used as a spare if the main rocket fails to hit the target. Israel also means to change these outdated SAM missiles Hawk.