National inventory of active air to air missiles: the European Meteor range of 100 km
Data Figure: Swedish Air Force JAS-39C fighter-air missiles, air-launched Meteor
figure on the left as R-77 missiles from air to air missiles in the UK
ASRAAM dogfight air to air missiles
ASRAAM is the fourth generation of British-developed short-range combat air to air missiles. 1980 due to the bomb the United States, Britain, Germany, France and the four countries signed the “Memorandum of Understanding on the new series of air to air missile.” As the progress of the development ASRAAM dragged the United States, France and Germany have to exit the program. Then, the United Kingdom alone developed, delivered in 2002, the British Royal Air Force, with no wings, tail lift airframe and aerodynamic control layout, with a strong anti-interference ability of the infrared, the maximum firing distance of 20 km.
in the U.S. AIM-120 air to air missile shot from the bar
AIM-120 medium range air to air missile was developed by the fourth generation in the United States from the empty bar shooting missiles, but also the world’s first entering service with launch “no matter” and the multi-target attack capability of the active radar-based air to air missiles. In 1991 the first bomb into the U.S. Air Force, entered the U.S. Navy in 1993, a large number of exports to foreign countries. AIM-120 has a multi-target attack, interference, long-distance transmission and short-range combat capabilities, the maximum firing distance of 80 km. In addition to AIM-120, the United States has also developed a number of improved models.
French “Mika” dual-use air to air missiles
“Mika” is a French company Matra in 1981 developed a dual-use air to air missile . The missile has two interchangeable seeker, one is for short-range fighting imaging infrared seeker, one for the shot from the bar’s active radar seeker. Imaging infrared seeker signal processing using the latest technology. Radar seeker is a “plus radio inertial guidance correction commands plus active radar homing” complex guidance system, with multi-target attacks and launch “forget” function, maximum firing distance of 60 km.
European IRIS-T short-range combat air to air missiles
IRIS-T is a German-led, joint Italy, Sweden, Greece, Canada and Norway and other European State-developed fourth-generation short-range combat air to air missiles. The design of the missile program started in 1996, entered service in 2002. The missile thrust vector control using rudder plus aerodynamic cabin layout and modular structure, with cross-scanning array technology and a new infrared sensor, with all the intercepts, pre-launch/lock the target, and good anti-interference ability of the infrared, the largest firing distance of 12 km.
European union “meteor” in the long-range air to air missiles
from Europe, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Spain and Sweden jointly developed in the empty distance missile “Meteor”, the use of solid ducted rocket ramjet-type, active bi-directional pulse Doppler radar seeker and data link technology, with speed, mobility, strong anti-interference features. The overall performance of the missile beyond the current world fleet of various types of air to air missile shot from the bar, the maximum transmission range can reach 100 km.
in the Russian R-77 air to air missile shot from the bar
in the Russian R-77 air to air missile shot from the bar, started to develop from 1982, 1992 small batch production, with volume production in 1994 and entered military service, serving the world’s second fourth-generation active radar-based air to air missiles. R-77 air to air missile for the first time using the tail-gate format to replace the traditional aerodynamic control surfaces to reduce the tail weight, improve low-speed flight stability and maneuverability when high-speed flight, the maximum firing distance of 60 km. (Pei Gong, Ping Gu Series)