They are the air defense system both on the British Type 45-class and the French-Italian Horizon "air warfare frigates", part of the [rincipal anti-air missile system (PAAMS) made by a British-French-Italian joint venture, Europaams SAS.
There are two naval variants of the missile, fired from a vertical launch system.
- Aster 30 (100km range)
- Aster 15 (30 km range)
The Aster 30 SAMP/T is a land-based mobile missile for the French and Italian armies.
A fourth version, Aster 30 Block 1, is intended for short-range ballistic missile defense.