Super 530

The Matra Super 530 is a French short to medium-range air-to-air missile. The Super 530 series is an improved type of the R.530 missile.

  • Super 530F is carried on the Dassault Mirage F1. It was introduced in 1979.
  • Super 530D is carried on the Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000. It was introduced in 1988.
  • The Super 530 is being replaced by the MICA (missile).

The Super 530D retains the same general aerodynamic features and internal layout as its Super 530F predecessor, with cruciform low aspect ratio wings and cruciform aft controls. However, the stainless steel body is longer to accommodate a new radome & seeker assembly and a new and more powerful dual-thrust solid propellant motor. The missile is 3.80 metres long, has a body diameter of 263 mm, a wing span of 0.62 metres and with the same warhead as the Super 530F missile, weighing 270 kg.

Guidance is by the mono-pulse AD26 CW Doppler semi-active seeker, which has improved ECCM capability, and improved capability against low-flying targets. The missile's guidance unit is also fitted with digital micro-processing, which enables the seeker to be reprogrammed against new threats. The missile has a claimed maximum interception altitude of 24,400 m (80,100 ft), with a snap-up capability of 12,200 m (40,000 ft), and a snap-down capability to targets at 60 m (200 ft). The missile has a range of 40 km and a maximum speed of Mach 5.

Country Name Origin Year
France 1979
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Weight 275 kg
Length 3.81 m
Diameter 0.26 m
Warhead 31 kg HE fragmentation
Wingspan 0.88 m
37 km
Speed Mach 4.5
Semi-active radar homing (SARH)


  • Type:D
  • Length: 3.80 metres
  • Body Diameter: 263 mm
  • Wing Span: 0.62 metres
  • Launch Weight: 270 kg
  • Warhead: 30 kg HE-FRAG
  • Fuse: Active radar
  • Guidance: Semi-active radar
  • Propulsion: Solid propellant
  • Range: 40 km.

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