The SIM-118 Hornet 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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, p. 83 (2012), Titan Books.
- ↑ Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, p. 68 (2012), Titan Books.