viernes, 28 de junio de 2013

Sidewinder Sustains Its Market Superiority

 
Saudi Arabia and South Korea recently ordered over 150 AIM-9X Block 2 air-to-air heat seeking missiles. The AIM-9X Block 2 is the latest version of the Sidewinder, a missile that has come a long way since it first appeared in the 1950s. In the last 25 years these short-range heat-seeking missiles have accounted for some 90 percent of losses in air-to-air combat. Sidewinder still dominates the market despite lots of competition from the likes of IRIS-T, ASRAAM, Magic, Python, Molinya and several Chinese clones of foreign designs. (Read more)

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