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Aster 30 SAMP/T Surface-to-Air Missile Platform / Terrain, Europe

As the missile approaches the target in the terminal phase, it uses an active pulse Doppler radar seeker, which incorporates a high-power travelling wave tube transmitter and wide antenna deflection, to home in on the target.



  • Aster 30 SAMP/T land to air missile launching from launching pad
  • Aster 30 SAMP/T missile in flight
  • Diagram of the Aster 30 SAMP/T battery contents including missile launchers
  • Aster rocket travelling at 1.4km/sec maximum speed
  • Aster missile shortly after launch showing significant vapour trail
  • Animated computer conception of the Aster rockets
  • Illustration of the Aster multiple targettting capabilities

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