Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Air-to-air missile DERBY

Air-to-air missile DERBY

  • Air-to-air missile DERBY

Air-to-air missile DERBY

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Industrial Zone, Kiryat Bialik Street
3102102 - Haifa

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea...

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Short Range and BVR Missile for Air-to-Air Missions. 

The Derby is an active radar air-to-air missile that provides fighter aircraft with outstanding and effective performance in both short ranges and Beyond Visual Range (BVR) intercepts.
The missile enables operational flexibility and multi-shot capability. It can be launched at an enemy aircraft day or night and in all-weather conditions.
The Derby missile incorporates look-down/shoot-down capability, sophisticated fire and forget mode and an advanced ECCM tailored to the customer's operational requirements.
Derby's light weight allows it to be adapted to various modern fighter aircraft, including light aircraft, such as F-5, Mirage and F-16. Together the Derby and Python-5 offer superior war fighting capability that ensures outstanding air superiority for the 21st century.

Innovative Interceptor for Air Defense Missions

The Derby complemented with the Python-5 full sphere missile is used as an interceptor in the Spyder short and medium range air defense systems. Both Spyder systems are designed to engage and destroy a wide spectrum of threats, such as attack aircraft, bombers, cruise missiles, UAVs and UCAVs and stand-off weapons.


  • Active radar

  • Look-down/Shoot-down capability

  • LOBL / LOAL capability

  • Large kinematic envelope

  • Dual range (short and medium)


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