Hermes (missile)

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GWS «Hermes», «Hermes-A», «Hermes-K»
Type Air-to-surface
Surface-to-surface missile
Land-attack missile
Anti-tank guided missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2016-present
Wars Syrian Civil War[1]
Production history
Manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau [2]
Weight 130 kg
Length 3500 mm
Diameter booster stage = 170 mm,
sustainer stage = 130 mm
Warhead High Explosive Fragmentation

Engine Solid-fuel rocket
max. range 20 km (Hermes-A)
30 km (Hermes-K) , 100 km two stages
Speed 1300 m/s
target area: radio-command guidance, terminal path: semi-active laser guidance, infrared guidance
Rotary and fixed-wing platforms, unmanned combat aerial vehicles, tripods, ships, and ground vehicles
KBP Tula Hermes Missile MAKS2009.jpg

Hermes (Russian: Гермес)[3][4][5][6][7] 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 with laser guidance and infrared homing.[8] It is designed to engage single and multiple targets (including tanks and other AFVs, fortifications of various types, naval surface targets and low-speed flying vehicles) with single or volley fire at ranges of up to 20 km and can track and destroy over-the-horizon targets.[9]

Hermes-A is used by Kamov Ka-52K helicopter and by Pantsir-ME CIWS system.[10]


  • Warhead: 28 kg Blast Frag
  • Explosive: 18 kg
  • Armour penetration: 1,000 mm
  • Guidance: Semi-Active Laser Homing, IR Homing, Radar Homing [11]


  • Hermes-A: Air-launched version
  • Hermes-K: Naval version

See also


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  2. ^ Hermes.
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  8. ^ Litovkin, Nikolai (28 October 2016). "Russia to test new anti-tank guided missiles in Syria".
  9. ^ 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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  11. ^ "Противотанковый ракетный комплекс Гермес - Ракетная техника".

External links

  • more detailed description in official site on GWS «Hermes»
  • more detailed description in official site on GWS «Hermes-A»
  • more detailed description in official site on GWS «Hermes-K»
  • Deagel summary on «Hermes»
  • Deagel summary on «Hermes-A»
  • Deagel summary on «Hermes-K»

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