After India, Greece could equip its newly ordered Rafale fighters with the deadly HAMMER missile. Greece and Turkey are locked in a bitter standoff, and France has lent a helping hand by supplying the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) with its multirole Rafale jets.
HAMMER (Highly Agile and Manoeuvrable Munition Extended Range) missiles are air to ground precision-guided missiles developed by Safran Electronics & Defense. The missile is capable of hitting its targets accurately with a guidance kit and can never get jammed. Hammer’s real name is ‘Armement Air Sol Modular’, which later came to be called Hammer for sale in the markets of France.
The missile can be used on 125, 250, 500 and 1000kg bomb bodies and provides range greater than 50 kilometer, meaning it can be fired at a standoff distance. Its versatility allows it to be used at low altitudes, cross hilly terrain or veer sharply from the firing aircraft.
According to a report in Pentapostagma – the Greek news portal, the HAF pilots are training for Rafale fighters in France. From September 21, a large-scale training exercise was held at the 118th French Air Base in Mont-de-Marsan.
Source: Eurasian Times