Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and IMI Systems have unveiled a jointly-developed supersonic, long-range air-to-ground missile named Rampage.
Developed as a stand-off weapon, the Rampage boasts a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suite which allow precision striking of high-quality, well-protected targets.
According to the companies, the Rampage features optimal penetration capability into protected areas, and its focal precision prevents collateral damage. The new missile can be used against a variety of targets, including communication and command centers, air forces bases, maintenance centers, infrastructures and valuable field targets protected by air defense systems.
The Rampage can operate in any weather conditions, both day and night. It offers simplified operation, with no need for a “man in the loop” and can be carried on a broad range of aircraft. The total weight of the missile is 570 kg, and it is 4.7 meters long.
Boaz Levy, general manager and executive VP of IAI’s Rockets and Space Group, said, “We believe in the Rampage since it is an important product that fulfills a true operational need in a very efficient way. IMI and IAI have invested a great deal of thought in developing this product that reflects the extensive technological know-how and experience of both companies with a price tag, which is attractive and relevant for the global market.”
Eli Reiter, manager of IMI Systems’ Firepower Division, said, “IMI Systems and IAI are proud to unveil a response to the challenges of modern battlefields. The Rampage joins a family of accurate rockets, which we have been providing to advanced militaries for years. Rampage complements the air response with a quantum leap in performance and extraordinary cost-effectiveness ratio, two factors which are important to many air forces around the world.”