Miniature Self-Defense Missile

Summary

The Miniature Self-Defense Missile (MSDM) is a US Air Force concept for a weapon designed to take out anti-aircraft missiles. Lacking a warhead, it requires a direct impact to destroy its target.[1] It was first announced in 2015 and is being developed by Raytheon with first fly test expected by 2023.[2][3][4][5]

Similar projects

  • Hard Kill Self Protection Countermeasure System (HKSPCS) (US Navy)[6][7]
  • Hard Kill Defensive Aid System (HK-DAS) (MBDA)[8]

References

  1. ^ Trimble, Stephen (2015-02-19). "Lockheed reveals small self-defence weapon for fighters". Flight Global. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  2. ^ "Raytheon beats Lockheed to develop miniature self-defense missile for AFRL". InsideDefense.com. 2020-07-23. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  3. ^ "Contracts for July 21, 2020". U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  4. ^ "Raytheon to Produce Air-Launched Anti-Missile Missile". Overt Defense. 2020-07-24. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  5. ^ Mizokami, Kyle (2018-05-09). "The Navy Wants to Give Its Bigger Planes a Way to Shoot Down Missiles". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  6. ^ Trimble2018-05-08T15:34:03+01:00, Stephen. "USN reveals concept to defend aircraft against missile attack with interceptors". Flight Global. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  7. ^ Mizokami, Kyle (2018-05-09). "The Navy Wants to Give Its Bigger Planes a Way to Shoot Down Missiles". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  8. ^ "DSEI 2019: Tempest Shown Off with New Family of Weapons". Overt Defense. 2019-09-12. Retrieved 2020-11-07.