SM-2 Standard Missile

The standard missile is mounted on the RAN's major combatants. The SM2 is primarily used for fleet area air defence and ship self-defence, but also has an extended air defence capability and it has a secondary anti-surface ship mission.

The SM2 has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness against targets from surface ships to helicopters. It can also be used against in-coming missiles at a range of altitudes and from stationary to supersonic speeds, and across a spectrum of electronic countermeasures environments.

SM2s use tail controls and a solid fuel rocket motor for propulsion and manoeuvrability and extended range missiles have a booster with thrust vector controls.

Function Surface to air missile
Manufacturer Raytheon
Power plant Dual thrust, solid fuel rocket
Thrust 272 kilograms
Weight 708 kilograms
Diameter 34.3 centimetres
Wingspan 1.08 metres
Length 4.72 metres
Range >166+ kilometres
Speed >Mach 3
Usage Destroyer, Guided Missile (DDG)