The Standard Missile is one of the most reliable in the Navy's inventory. Used against missiles, aircraft and ships, it replaced the Terrier and Tartar missiles and is part of the weapons suit of more than 100 Navy ships.
Reliability improvements included all-electric design (hydraulic power for control surfaces was eliminated) and solid-state electronics with the first battery power in a US Missile. These improvements reduced the warm-up time from 27 seconds down to 1/15 of a second.
SM-1 ER RIM-67A replaced the Terrier RIM-2.
|Designation||SM-1 ER RIM-67A|
|Ship Class Used On||Many|
|Date In Service||1970|
|Weight||2,980 lbs. (1,341 kg)|
|Dimensions||13.5 x 315 in (34 cm x 800 cm)
Span: 62 in (158 cm)
|Payload||250 lbs. (113 kg) continuous rod|
|Range||7,000 - 80,000 yards (6,400 - 73,150 m)
80,000 feet (24,380 m) max altitude
|Propulsion||Sustainer rocket plus separate Booster|
- "The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon System 1988/1989" by Norman Friedman
- Navy Fact File