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The SIM-118 Hornet[1] is a shoulder-fired hypervelocity surface-to-air missile operated by the United States Colonial Marine Corps. It can engage targets at ranges of up to 10km, and uses a millimeter-wave radar to acquire and track targets. The Hornet lacks a dedicated warhead, instead relying on its accuracy and kinetic energy to down aircraft.[1]

The SIM-18 is part of the organic support weapons of a line company, which can be attached down to the line platoons, when operating as part of a Marine Assault Unit.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, p. 83 (2012), Titan Books.
  2. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, p. 68 (2012), Titan Books.

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