The R-27 missile is a medium-to-long-range air-to-air missile
developed by Russia for its MiG and Sukhoi series of fighter jets.
Reuters article does not make it clear that Iran is talking about air-to-air missiles
not ground-based ballistic missiles.
In mid-March MBDA announced that it had performed several test firings of the firm's AIM-132 ASRAAM (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile
) IR-guided weapon using an RAF F-35B at Edwards airbase in California and Patuxent River airbase in Maryland.
One Navy pilot highlighted Su-35S' massive payload of air-to-air missiles
as its major advantage over Western aircrafts.
The F-35's internally-carried AIM-120 AMRAAMs are a beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile
capable of all-weather day-and-night operations and considered a "fire-and-forget" missile using active target radar guidance.
Turkey has also asked to purchase 117 air-to-air missiles
and the associated equipment from the US to strengthen its air defense capabilities.
Pakistan has acquired sophisticated air-to-air missiles
from the US for its newly inducted F-16 fighter jets, a move which will bolster its defence capabilities manifold , an official said.
has released a $45.3 million sale of 171 Stinger air-to-air missiles
For self-protection, the GR4 is normally armed with two Sidewinder shortrange air-to-air missiles
The aircraft has a bomb bay which carries Stingray torpedoes, Harpoon missiles and Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
. The first Nimrod MR1 entered service in 1969 and was upgraded to the MR2 in the 1979.
It also bought 10 F-16 fighter jets equipped with air-to-air missiles
from the United States.
Another evaluation will include firing live AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles
at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.