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AGM-45 Shrike Missile

Primary function: Antiradiation missile that homes in on hostile antiaircraft radars.
Propulsion: Solid-fuel rocket
Length: 10 feet (3.05 meters)
Weight: 390 pounds (177.06 kilograms)
Diameter: 8 inches (20.32 centimeters)
Warhead: Conventional
Span: 3 feet (.914 meters)
Guidance: Passive radar homing
Platforms: A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder
Unit Replacement Cost: $32,000.00

Features: The Shrike was developed by the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake in 1963. It is an antiradiation missile designed to home in on hostile antiaircraft radars. It is currently used by U.S. and Israeli air forces.

Date last modified: 11/29/95

Last Modified on June 17, 1999