antiaircraft missile


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antiaircraft missile

[′an·tē′er‚kraft ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile that is intended to be launched from the surface against an airborne target. Abbreviated AAM.
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Here's the bottom line: If about three percent of the antiaircraft missiles in the world today find their mark, the skies will be swept clean.
The antiaircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District based in the Republic of Crimea has received a modern S-400 Triumf air defense missile system for operation," the press office said, TASS reported.
In order to protect Egypt's aviation from antiaircraft missile systems and air-launched missiles, Russia has entered a deal with Egypt to provide the latter with "President-S" Onboard Defence Systems (ODS).
While there are a number of weapons involved, a FN-6 antiaircraft missile system was discovered by authorities.
But a large Russian-made antiaircraft missile intended for highflying aircraft brought down the Malaysian jet flying at 33,000 feet.
And recently it became known that Russia had actually halted the planned delivery of S-300 mobile antiaircraft missile systems to Syria.
Russia has also recently cancelled its sale of advanced antiaircraft missile to Iran, refunding the 900 million dollars sticker price.
A senior Iranian parliamentarian, Kazem Jalali, filed a lawsuit on Sunday against Russia for its refusal to complete a deal to supply Iran with Russian-built S-300 antiaircraft missile systems, reported pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT Monday.
He said it could have been the result of a malfunction in an antiaircraft missile.
THE chief of the commission investigating the crash of a Russian airliner over the Black Sea said today that the aircraft had been hit by an antiaircraft missile.
Airborne radar warning systems alert pilots that they are being tracked by hostile radars, and permit them to take evasive action or employ electronic countermeasures against the antiaircraft missile threats.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia's defense contractor Almaz-Antey will deliver five regiment sets of the S-400 Triumf antiaircraft missile systems to the Russian Defense Ministry ahead of schedule this year, the Almaz-Antey press office said on Monday.