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air-to-air missile

[¦er tü ¦er ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile launched from an aircraft at an airborne target. Abbreviated AAM.
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On November 24, a Russian Su-24, with its two pilots on board, crashed in Syria, downed by an air-to-air missile fired from the Turkish F-16 fighter in response to an alleged violation of Turkish airspace.
A successful year for Eurofighter Typhoon development and production culminated today in the carriage of the new generation medium range air-to-air missile system, Meteor.
transfer of air-to-air missiles to Taiwan, according to a letter obtained Thursday by Kyodo News.
The RAF had been due to take delivery of the first of the advanced short range air-to-air missiles this month to replace the ageing Sidewinders on its Tornado F3 and Harrier GR9 jets.
Improved air-to-air missiles are in the offing, and the miniature SAM exemplified by the U.
These leading edge products include air-to-air missiles, air defense systems, naval, air and ground precision weapons, electro-optic systems, electronic warfare (EW) systems, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) systems, acoustic defense systems, armored protection and training systems.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Su-24 jet was downed with air-to-air missiles from the Turkish F-16 plane, Russian president Vladimir Putin said during the meeting with king of Jordan Abdullah II.
The AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II builds upon the proven reliability of Block I with significant advancements that improve handling, loading, in-flight safety and most importantly the ability to acquire, track and destroy an adversary," said Captain Jim Stoneman, PMA-259 Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office, which led development of the Block II missile.
The deal is part of a $264 million contract that will see Raytheon supply the US and its allies worldwide with 485 AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.
Meanwhile, Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the country is producing more drones capable of carrying air-to-air missiles.
The authors describe the development of the Navy's "missile mentality" before Vietnam when the McDonnell F-3B Demon relied on the first generation of air-to-air missiles.
The planes would also carry air-to-air missiles for defending themselves against enemy fighters.

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