Hermes (missile)

GWS «Hermes», «Hermes-A», «Hermes-K»
Type Air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile
Place of origin Russia
Production history
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau [1]
Weight 130 kg
Length 3500 mm
Diameter booster stage = 210 mm,
sustainer stage = 130 mm
Warhead High Explosive Fragmentation

Engine Solid-fuel rocket
max. range 100km[2]
Speed 1300 m/s
target area: radio-command guidance, terminal path: semi-active laser guidance
Rotary - and fixed-wing platforms, Unmanned combat air vehicles, tripods, ships, and ground vehicles

Hermes (Russian: Гермес) is a family of modularly-designed guided missiles developed in Russia by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau. Capable of being fired from aerial (Hermes-A), land based (hermes) and naval (Hermes-K) platforms, the Hermes system features a multistage rocket missile with a high-powered booster, and fire-and-forget capability. It is designed to engage single and group goals (including tanks, armored mechanical-engineering machines at frontline's worksite, fortifications of various types, surface targets and low-speed flying vehicles) single or volley fire at ranges of up to 100 km[3]. The complex is adapted for different variants of basing («Hermes» ground PU, «Hermes-A - aviation and «Hermes-To - ship version, developed stationary ground-based version) and is a unified solution precision rocket artillery for all the armed forces.[3]

Type: bomb (Explosive+broken pieces) Weight: Warhead: 28 kg Explosive: 18 kg Armour penetration: 1 000 mm

Valid types of control: Combined with the self-guidance.

Target tracking: automatic[4]


  1. Hermes.
  3. Комплекс управляемого вооружения «ГЕРМЕС» (in Russian). ГУП «Конструкторское бюро приборостроения». Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2009-10-16.

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