Petir low-flying missile [INDODEF16-D2]

02 November 2016

PT Sari Bahari is displaying its Petir (Lightning) surface-to-surface missile, which is powered by a small turbojet and has wings to reach a range of more than 45km (28 miles). It employs GPS guidance for employment against fixed targets, and features anti-radar and anti-jamming features. The weapon has been developed entirely in Indonesia.

Petir can be fired from land or sea, launching from a rail with a booster rocket. It cruises at low altitude and a speed of around 260km/h (160mph), carrying a 10kg (22lb) warhead from PT Dahana. Total weight is 20kg (44 lb), length is 1.85m (6ft 1in) and wingspan is 1.55m (5ft 1in).

A number of flight trials have been undertaken in West Java since 2014 using three flight test vehicles. The initial version of the weapon, the V-101, is the first step to larger weapons. PT Sari Bahari has schemed a 500km/h (310mph) missile with a range of 60-70km.

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