The new Marte ER anti-ship missile, developed by the European Missile Association MBDA, has successfully passed final stage of testing, the MBDA press service said on December 14. The test launch was carried out from a test site on the island of Sardinia.
The missile was equipped with an inert warhead. With a mass of about 300 kg (340 kg with propellants), the Marte ER anti-ship missile system is equipped with a WJ-24-8G turbojet engine developed by Williams International and has a flight range of more than 100 km.
The missile is equipped with an autonomous combined guidance system as part of an inertial navigation system (INS), corrected by signals from a global satellite positioning system, as well as a new solid-state radar (GOS) head. Defeat of the target is provided by a semi-armor piercing high explosive fragmentation warhead weighing more than 70 kg.