RIM-67 Standard


RIM-67 Standard

Infobox Weapon
is_missile=yes
name=RIM-67 Standard ER


caption=
origin=USA
type=extended range surface-to-air missile
used_by=
manufacturer=
unit_cost=$409,000
production_date=
service=1981
engine=Two-stage, solid-fuel rocket; sustainer motor and booster motor
weight=2,980 pounds (1341 kg)
length=26.2 feet (7.9 meters)
height=
diameter=
wingspan=5 feet 2 inches (1.6 meters)
speed=
vehicle_range=65-100 nautical miles (75-115 statute miles)
ceiling=
altitude=
filling=Proximity fuse, high explosive 137 lb (62 kg) continuous rod, later blast fragmentation
guidance=Inertial/SARH
detonation=
launch_platform=Surface Ship

The RIM-67 Standard ER (SM-1ER/SM-2ER) is an extended range surface-to-air missile (SAM) originally developed for the United States Navy (USN). The RIM-67 was developed as a replacement for the RIM-8 Talos and systems deployed in the 1950s on a variety of USN ships.

RIM-67 SM-1 Extended Range

The RIM-67 SM-1ER was the Navy's replacement for RIM-8 Talos missile. The RIM-67 was reduced to the size of the earlier RIM-2 Terrier because of improved technology, and Terrier armed ships were adapted to employ the new missile. Ships carrying the SM-1ER were often still called Terrier ships even after the SM-1ER.

RIM-67 and RIM-156 SM-2 Extended Range

With the development of the SM-2MR a SM-2ER with a booster stage was developed. Because the RIM-67's first stage booster was very long, it could not fit into the Mk 41 VLS system, and thus could not be used with the Aegis weapon system, instead the SM-2ER was employed with the New Threat Upgrade equipped Terrier ships.

The RIM-156 Standard SM-2ER Block IV with the Mk 72 booster was developed to compensate for the lack of a long range SM for the "Ticonderoga"-class of Aegis cruisers.

The Standard can also be used against ships, either at line-of-sight range using its semi-active homing mode, or over the horizon using inertial guidance and terminal infrared homing. [Canadian Forces Maritime Command. [http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/mspa_fleet_popups/autopop_exterior_e.htm#221irq_ac_pop Standard missile] . Accessed June 5, 2006.]

There was a plan to build a nuclear armed standard missile mounting a W81 nuclear warhead as a replacement for the earlier Nuclear Terrier missile (RIM-2D). The USN, having lost interest in such a weapon, rescinded the requirement in the 1980s and the project was canceled. [ [http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-67.html Raytheon RIM-67 Standard ER ] ]

Operational history

During the Iran–Iraq War the United States had deployed Standard missiles to protect its navy as well as other ships in the Persian Gulf from Iranian attacks. According to the Iranian Air Force, its F-4 Phantom IIs were engaged by SM-2ERs but managed to evade them, with one aircraft sustaining non-fatal damage due to shrapnel. [ [http://www.iiaf.net/aircraft/jetfighters/F4/f4.html] . Accessed October 7, 2007.]

On April 18, 1988, during Operation Praying Mantis, the USS|Simpson|FFG-56 fired four RIM-66 Standard missiles and the USS|Wainwright|CG-28 fired two RIM-67 Standard missiles at "Joshan", an Iranian (Combattante II) Kaman-class fast attack craft. The attacks destroyed the Iranian ship's superstructure but did not immediately sink it. (It went down later.)

Deployment

RIM-67 Standard was deployed on ships of the following classes, replacing the RIM-2 Terrier, and it never was VLS-capable. All of the ships used the AN/SPG-55 for guidance and the Mk-10 guided missile launching system for the launcher. Later, SM-2ER missiles needed illumination of the target from the AN/SPG-55 only for terminal intercept, using inertial guidance for the rest of the interception.
*USS|Long Beach|CGN-9 SM-1ER later SM-2ER with NTU.
*Farragut class destroyers SM-1ER only.
*Leahy class cruisers SM-1ER later SM-2ER with NTU.
*USS|Bainbridge|CGN-25 SM-1ER later SM-2ER with NTU.
*Belknap class cruisers SM-1ER later SM-2ER with NTU.
*USS|Truxtun|CGN-35 SM-1ER later SM-2ER with NTU.

The RIM-156 Standard Block IV, uses the Mk-41 VLS, the AN/SPY-1 radar for uplink and mid-course guidance, and the AN/SPG-62 for terminal guidance.
*Ticonderoga class cruisers (VLS units only)
*Arleigh Burke class destroyers

The last vessel to operate the RIM-67 was the Italian cruiser Vittorio Veneto (550) which was retired in 2003.

urface to air variants

Gallery

References

ee also

*RIM-2 Terrier - predecessor
*RIM-8 Talos - predecessor
*RIM-24 Tartar
*AGM-78 Standard ARM
*RIM-66 Standard Medium Range
*RIM-161 Standard SM-3

External links

* [http://www.raytheon.com/products/standard_missile/ Raytheon Standard missile website, mfr of Standard missiles]
* [http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-67.html Designation systems.net - RIM-67]
* [http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/missile/sm-2.htm FAS - SM-2ER]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/sm-2.htm GlobalSecurity.org - SM-2]
* [http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WMUS_Standard-2_ER_RIM67B.htm Navweaps.com]


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