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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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In March 2016, it was revealed that Israel and India had agreed to establish a joint venture involving Rafael and Reliance Defence for the production of, among other products, air-to-air missiles.
The state space model for tracking the air-to-air missile is obtained further, through combining with the nonlinear measurement equation in the radar spherical coordinate system.
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.
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.
In addition, the F-35 carried two internal 2,000-pound bunker-busting bombs and two advanced medium range air-to-air missiles inside the two internal weapon bays.
The first batch of AIM-120 Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles will be used with the new Block-52 F-16 C/D jets of the Pakistan Air Force delivered by the US.
The package included 171 Stinger Block I air-to-air missiles and 35 Stinger Missile Captive Flight Trainers.
Another evaluation will include firing live AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
has received a $158 M contract for continued production of AIM-9X Sidewinder short air-to-air missiles and support materials.
Germany developed the HS 298 and X-4 air-to-air missiles toward the end of World War II, but they were not used in combat.
Similar in appearance to the more well-known SR-71 spy planes, but with a rounded nose that housed a radar dish to track enemy bombers, the YF-12A was intended to be a two-seat fighter-interceptor armed with high-speed air-to-air missiles.

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