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Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile


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Evolved SeaSparrow Missile.

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The Sea Sparrow is a surface to air missile that is 3.66 metres long and weighs 280 kilograms. It can travel more than 50 Kilometres at a speed greater than Mach 4.

The Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) project is an international venture being undertaken to develop and produce an improved version of the RIM-7P NATO SeaSparrow Missile.

The ESSM will have enhanced speed and maneuvrability compared to the original SeaSparrow and will be capable of 'quad-packing' in the 8-cell Mk 41 Vertical Launching System.