What is the Rampage Missile?

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Israel recently used the Rampage, an efficient air-to-surface missile, in an attack on an Iranian military base.

About Rampage Missile

  • It is a long-range, supersonic, air-to-ground, seekerless, precision strikemissile.
  • It was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and Israeli Military Industries Systems.
  • It has been developed for use in missions aimed at destroying high-quality, well-protected targets, such as communication and command centers, air force bases, maintenance centers, and infrastructure.
  • Features:
    • It is 4.7m (15.4ft) long and has a total weight of 570kg.
    • It may travel at supersonic speeds, making it difficult to identify and intercept with air defense systems.
    • It has a range of over 190 miles.
    • It can carry 150 kg of explosives.
    • It has a blast fragmentation or general-purpose warhead.
    • It can be fired from an aircraftor as a stand-alone system and uses GPS/INS guidance navigation and anti-jamming capabilities.
    • It can also adjust its path mid-flight, to precisely hit the target it was programmed to hit.
    • It can operate in any weather conditions, day or night.

Q1: What is the Global Positioning System (GPS)?

It is a U.S. government satellite-based navigation system that currently consists of at least 24 operational satellites. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, with no subscription fees or setup charges. The U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) originally put the satellites into orbit for military use, but they were made available for civilian use in the 1980s. Each GPS satellite continuously broadcasts a radio signal containing information about its location in orbit, operational status, and the time at which the signal is emitted.

Source: Israel used locally developed missile 'Rampage' in Iran attack