Meteor

Meteor-header

The Meteor air-to-air missile is expected to enter front-line service on RAF Typhoon aircraft in 2015/2016.

Dimensions & Specifications

Length: 3.67m

Diameter: 0.18m

Weight: 185kg

Performance

Range: Classified

Speed: Mach 4+

Sensor: Inertial mid-course/Active radar terminal

Meteor is designed around an air-breathing ramjet that boosts the weapon away from the launch aircraft and then remains under power until warhead detonation, giving the missile the energy to pursue and destroy the fastest and most agile aircraft at range. Its warhead carries impact and proximity fuses so targets can be destroyed even if the missile does not score a direct hit.

airspace

Combat Aircraft

Typhoon

Typhoon Aircraft

A multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations.

Lightning II

Aircraft: F35 (Joint Strike Fighter)

The UK MOD has taken delivery of its first Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

Tornado

13Sqn's Tornado.

The Tornado GR4 is a variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather attack aircraft.

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