Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) System

Meteor is the next generation of Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) system designed to revolutionize air-to-air combat.

Guided by an advanced active radar seeker, Meteor provides all weather capability to engage a wide variety of targets from agile fast jets to small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and cruise missiles. It is designed to meet the most stringent of requirements and is capable of operating in environments with severe clutter and countermeasures.

Equipped with data link communication, Meteor meets the needs of a network centric environment. Meteor can be operated using third party data, enabling the Meteor user – the pilot – to have the most flexible weapon system.


Meteor’s stunning performance is achieved through its unique ramjet propulsion system – solid fuel, variable flow, ducted rocket. This ‘ramjet’ motor provides the missile with thrust all the way to target intercept, providing the largest No-Escape Zone of any air-to-air missile.

To ensure total target destruction, the missile is equipped with both impact and proximity fuses and a fragmentation warhead that detonates on impact or at the optimum point of intercept to maximize lethality.

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 Meteor will equip Eurofighter Typhoon, Rafale and Gripen. It is also compatible with other advanced fighter aircraft and including the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Key Features

  • Variable flow ducted Ramjet rocket motor
  • Network-enabled with a two-way data link
  • Engages current and future air targets
  • Active radar seeker
  • All weather and in severe electronic warfare environments
  • Integrated onto the Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen, and Dassault Rafale fast jets
  • A candidate weapon for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter