Military


RIM-66 / RIM-67 / RIM-156 / RIM-174 Standard Missile

Specifications
Primary FunctionSurface to air missile
Contractors Initially the Standard Missile was dual sourced between General Dynamics Pomona Division (which became part of Hughes Aircraft Company in 1992 and part of Raytheon Missile Systems Division but in February 1995 they pooled their resources to create the Standard Missile Company (SMCo) to develop and to produce these weapons.
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
    (formerly Hughes Missile Systems Company)
    (formerly General Dynamics' Ponoma Division, sold to Hughes in 1992)
  • Raytheon Motorola;
  • Morton-Thiokol;
  • Aerojet General
  • and others
  • RIM-66 RIM-67 RIM-156 RIM-174
    SM-1
    Medium Range
    SM-2
    Medium Range
    SM-2
    Block IIIB
    Medium Range
    SM-1
    Extended Range
    SM-2
    Extended Range
    SM-2
    Block IV
    Extended Range
    SM-6
    Extended Range
    Power plant Single-stage
    solid fuel rocket
    Dual thrust,
    Two-stage
    solid-fuel rocket;
    sustainer motor and booster motor
    Length 14 feet, 7 inches
    (4.41 meters)
    15 feet, 6 inches
    (4.72 meters)
    26.2 feet
    (7.9 meters)
    21 feet 6 inches
    (6.55 meters)
    with booster
    Diameter 13.5 inches
    (34.3 cm)
    21 inches
    (34.3 cm)
    (booster)
    13.5 inches
    (34.3 cm)
    Wing Span 3 feet 6 inches
    (1.08 meters)
    5 feet 2 inches
    (1.6 meters)
    3 feet 6 inches
    (1.08 meters)
    Weight 1,100 pounds
    (495 kg)
    1,380 pounds
    (621 kg)
    1,558 pounds
    (708 kg)
    2,980 pounds
    (1341 kg)
    3,225 pounds
    (1466 kg)
    3,300 pounds
    (1500 kg)
    Speed Mach 2 Mach 2.5 ?? ??
    Range 15-20 nautical miles
    (17-23 statute miles)
    40-90 nautical miles
    (46-104 statute miles)
    ?? 65-100 nautical miles
    (75-115 statute miles)
    150 miles
    240 kilometers
    ??
    Altitude 12 statute miles ?? 15 statute miles 20 statute miles
    33 kilometers
    ??
    Guidance system Semi-active radar homing Semi-active radar homing

    + secondary side mounted IR seeker for improved terminal performance
    Inertial

    + semi-active radar homing
    Inertial

    + active radar homing
    Warhead Proximity fuse, high explosive 137 lbs. (62 kg) continuous rod
    Date Deployed 1970 1981 1998 1981 2004 2011
    Unit cost $402,500 $421,400 $ ?? $409,000 $ ?? $ ??
    Launch Systems
    Launch Platforms







    NEWSLETTER
    Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list