In 1998 the Taurus Systems company, made up of German MBDA Deutschland GmbH (67%) and Swedish SAAB Dynamics AB (33%) began development of an air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). In 2004 the new missile, named “TAURUS KEPD 350” (Target Adaptive Unitary & Dispenser Robotic Ubiquity System / Kinetic Energy Penetrating Destroyer) entered service with the German Luftwaffe. Since then, the air forces of Spain, South Korea and Sweden have joined the list of users, so this missile can be used by the Tornado IDS, EF-18 Hornet, Eurofighter Typhoon, F-15K Slam Eagle and JAS-39 Gripen aircrafts.

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Country of origin

Germany and Sweden


Taurus Systems GmbH (MBDA)


Air-launch cruise missile

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

5.07 x 1.06 meters – wingspan: 2.03 meters

Missile/bomb weight

1,404 kg

Missile speed

Mach 0.95 (1,160 km/h)

Missile range

From 400 to 600 km

Guidance system

INS (inertial navigation system) + TRN (terrain-referenced navigation) +MIL-GPS (Global Positioning System) + IBN (image-based navigation)

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 493 kg – Type: tandem concrete piercing


Germany: 600 KEPD 350 + 14 training missiles – Spain: 43 KEPD 350 + 2 training missiles – South Korea: 260 KEPD 350K