Monday, April 19, 2010

IAF may acquire AIM-132 ASRAAM for Jaguar and Mirage-2000

Indian Air Force wants to replace Matra R550 Magic-II short-range missile designed in 1968 ,with new generation “heat seeking”  British made AIM-132 air-to-air missile
Air-to-air missile
An air-to-air missile is a guided missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft. AAMs are typically powered by one or more rocket motors, usually solid fuelled but sometimes liquid fuelled…
Request for Information was send last year to five missile manufacturers including the Raytheon Corporation from United States, Israeli Rafael and European missile consortium MBDA.
Indian air force has requirements of over 100 short-range missiles ,which will be replacing Matra R550 Magic-II , which are armed by Jaguar and Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft’s  in Indian Air force .
US manufacturers had offered AIM-9X and AMRAAM for close range combat , while Israeli offered  Derby-5 missile , while Britain offered AIM-132 ASRAAM .


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