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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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