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Why did the AIM-9X miss?
According to CNN, the Navy Super Hornet locked onto the Su-22 Fitter at a range of 1.5 miles. The Super Hornet launched an AIM-9X, and the Syrian pilot loosed flares to lure the infrared guided missile away from his fighter. The trick worked, and the American missile missed.
What does AIM-9X stand for?
Air Intercept Missile
The AIM-9 Sidewinder (for Air Intercept Missile) is a short-range air-to-air missile which entered service with the US Navy in 1956 and subsequently was adopted by the US Air Force in 1964.
Who makes the AIM-9X?
AIM-9X belongs to the family of AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range missiles produced by Raytheon. It is an infrared air-to-air missile primarily developed for the US Air Force and the US Navy. The AIM-9X Sidewinder missile is currently in service with more than 24 countries worldwide.
How good is the AIM-9X?
The AIM-9X, as it sits today, is really more than a short-range dogfighting air-to-air missile. Under certain conditions, its imaging infrared seeker can see well beyond the distance it can actually travel. It is also adept at striking targets on the surface of the earth as a secondary formal capability.
How does an aim-9 work?
The Sidewinder AIM-9 (air intercept missile 9) is classified as a short-range, air-to-air missile. Simply put, its job is to launch from an airborne aircraft and “kill” an enemy aircraft (damage it to the point that it goes down).
How many Gs can the AIM-9X pull?
For example the AMRAAM can pull 30 Gs max and probably turns tightest at Mach 3 speed. The AIM-9X Sidewinder can pull 60 Gs etc.
How many Gs can a AIM-9X pull?
When was the aim 9 made?
The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short range air-to-air IR-tracking (“heat-seeking”) missile developed by Raytheon Systems. It entered service with the US Navy in 1956 and subsequently was adopted by the US Air Force in 1964.