Accession Number:

ADA614730

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE