Meteor’s innovative, variable flow ducted Ramjet rocket motor propels the missile all the way to target intercept, providing a significantly larger No-Escape Zone than any existing air-to-air missile system. The Air-breathing Ramjet can throttle to conserve power for endgame intercept, which greatly enhances the missile’s lethality. The revolutionary propulsion system increases stand-off range and kill probability, ensuring air superiority and high pilot survivability.

With its advanced active radar seeker, Meteor engages current and future air targets, ranging from fast jets to UAVs and cruise missiles, day or night, in all weather and in severe electronic warfare environments. Meteor is network-enabled with a two-way data link.

The missile will be integrated onto the Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen, and Dassault Rafale fast jets, and is a candidate weapon for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Meteor successfully completed developmental firing trials in 2012 and MBDA began production deliveries in 2013.