Meteor started out as UK MoD Staff Requirement 1239, for a Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missile (BVRAAM) system, to replace the AMRAAM missile for the RAF.
Primary Function: long-range, air-to-air missile
Power Plant: ramjet
Length: 3.67 m
Wing Span: ?
Launch Weight: (classified)
Speed: > Mach 4
Range: > 100 km
Fuzes: laser proximity and impact
Guidance: inertial mid course with data linking, active radar terminal guidance
Unit Cost: ?
Date Deployed: development to be completed by 2010
Aircraft platforms: Typhoon, Rafale, Gripen