LEMICIR (missile)

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LEMICIR
LEMICIR missile
A LEMICIR missile
Type Air-to-surface anti-radar missile
Service history
In service 1990
Used by See operators
Production history
Designer Vertega Aerospace
Designed 1982
Produced 1986–present
Specifications
Weight 268 kilograms (591 lb)
Length 4.24 metres (13.9 ft)
Diameter 230 millimetres (9.1 in)

Warhead Proximity fused high-explosive
Detonation
mechanism
Laser Proximity

Engine two stage solid-fuel rocket motors
Wingspan 0.73 metres (2.4 ft)
Propellant solid-propellant
Operational
range
93 kilometres (58 mi)
Speed 2,455 kilometres per hour (1,525 mph) (supersonic)
Guidance
system
Pre-programmed/passive radar seeker
Launch
platform
Vertega Oppirus V-10, J22 Orao

LEMICIR (Légvédelem Elnyomás, Működtető Integrált Csavarog, Irányított Rakéta, English: Air Defence Suppression, Operating "Integrated Loitering", Guided Missile) is a Granzerian anti-radiation missile designed primarily to destroy enemy radars for the purpose of Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD).

History[edit]

Features[edit]

LEMICIR is a fire-and-forget system, with an added "Integrated Loitering" capability. In loiter mode, LEMICIR will, when launched, climb to an altitude of 13 km. If the target radar shuts down, the missile will deploy a parachute and descend slowly until the radar lights up. The missile will then fire a secondary motor to attack the target.

Combat use[edit]

Operators[edit]

Current operators[edit]

Former operators[edit]

Specifications[edit]

  • Primary Function: Suppression of Enemy Air Defence
  • Contractor: Vertega
  • Power Plant: two stage solid propellant rocket motors
  • Length: 4.24 m
  • Diameter: 23 cm
  • Wing Span: 73 cm
  • Launch Weight: 268 kg
  • Speed: 2455 km/h (supersonic)
  • Warhead: Proximity fused high-explosive
  • Range: 93 km
  • Fuse: Laser Proximity
  • Guidance system: Pre-programmed/passive radar seeker
  • Unit Cost: undisclosed
  • Date Deployed: 1990
  • User: