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RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missile

Primary Function Air-to-air and surface-to-air radar-guided missile
Contractors Raytheon Co. and General Dynamics
Power Plant Hercules MK-58 solid-propellant rocket motor
Thrust Classified
Speed More than 2,660 mph (4,256 kph)
Range More than 30 nautical miles (approximately 55 km)
[Maximum Range = 6 nm according to other sources]
Minimum Range - 1600 yards
Director Lock-on Range - 50 nautical miles
Length 12 feet (3.64 meters)
Diameter 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Wingspan 3 feet 4 inches (one meter)
Warhead Annular blast fragmentation warhead, 90 pounds (40.5 kg)
Proximity fuzed, continuous expanding rod, with a 27 ft. kill radius
fire control systems MK 91
Launch Platform (Launcher) MK 29 Mod 1.
Launch Weight Approximately 500 pounds (225 kg)
Guidance System Raytheon semi-active on continuous wave or pulsed Doppler radar energy
Date Deployed 1976
Unit Cost $165,400
Inventory Classified

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