Source : Indian Defence Analysis (IDA)
Indian Navy inducts Israeli Rampage missile that will be deployed on Mig-29K fighters
In December 2022, it was reported that India is constructing a new testing facility at Goa to test the RAMPAGE missile being acquired from Israel. On 30th August 2023, A three member UAE Navy Subject Matter Expert delegation headed by Col Dr Ali Saif Ali Mehrazi visited INS Hansa to familiarize with Indian Navy’s Meteorological & Oceanological facilities as a step towards establishing cooperation in field of Meteorology & Oceanology. The delegation also visited Naval Flying Test Squadron & ALH MK III Squadron. The Goa Naval Area official twitter handled has shared the images of the visit where for the first time the Rampage missile was shown.
The #delegation also visited Naval Flying Test Squadron & ALH MK III Squadron.
The visit aims at fostering professional #cooperation between two navies with goal of exchanging professional #knowledge, #expertise, #training & collaboration in fields of #Meteorology & #Oceanology pic.twitter.com/NtDNAvSZRf
— Goa Naval Area (@IN_GNA) August 30, 2023
The Rampage missile has been procured by Indian Navy to be launched from Mig-29K fighter jets. It was also reported in December 2022 that Indian Air force is in process of integrating SU-30 MKI with Rampage missiles.
In April 2019, the Israeli Air Force has used Rampage in combat for the first time from its F16 fighter jets. The missile was used to strike a rocket production and storage facility in Masyaf, Syria. The facility was likely run by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and protected by S-300 and S-400 air defense systems.
About Rampage Missile
Rampage is a long-range, air-to-ground, seekerless, precision strike weapon. It has been developed for use in missions aimed at destroying high-quality, well-protected targets, such as communication and command centers, air forces bases, maintenance centers and infrastructure.
With simple, fire-and-forget operation, this autonomous, stand-off weapon, boasts high-survivability at supersonic speeds. Its focal precision prevents collateral damage at a lower mission cost than other existing solutions. Operable either as a stand-alone system or via an avionic system, Rampage supports video transmission on RS-170 interface and wireless communication, and can operate in any weather conditions, day or night.
It features high survivability, operational flexibility & enables salvo strikes against high value targets. The missile is 4.7m long with diameter of 306mm. It weighs 580 kg, powered by a solid rocket booster. It uses GPS/INS for guidance and has anti-jamming capabilities. The missile has CEP of 10m. It can carry General Purpose or Blast fragmentation or Penetration warhead. It is a subsonic missile with speed between 0.7-0.95 Mach and has impact velocity between 1-1.6 mach. The missile has a range of over 250 kilometers