Accession Number : AD1018971

Title :   AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder (AIM-9X Blk II)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Air Force Patuxent River United States

Personal Author(s) : Stoneman,James

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder (AIM-9X Blk II) short-range air-to-air missile is a long term evolution of the AIM-9 series of fielded missiles. The missile program provides a launch and leave, air combat munitions that uses passive Infrared (IR) energy for acquisition and tracking of enemy aircraft and complements the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. Air superiority in the short-range air-to-air missile arena is essential and includes first shot, first kill opportunity against enemy employing IR countermeasures. Anti-Tamper features have been incorporated to protect improvements inherent in this design.

Descriptors :   infrared countermeasures , target detection , tracking , military acquisition , test and evaluation , cost estimates , logistics , Air to air missiles , operational effectiveness , military training , performance (engineering)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE