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Fire-and-forget
Fire-and-forget[1][2] is a type of missile guidance which does not require further guidance after launch such as illumination of the target or wire guidance, and can hit its target without the launcher being in line-of-sight of the target. This is an important property for a guided weapon to have, since a person or vehicle that lingers near the target to guide the missile (using, for instance, a laser designator) is vulnerable to attack and unable to carry out other tasks. Generally, information about the target is programmed into the missile just prior to launch. This can include coordinates, radar measurements (including velocity), or an infrared image of the target. After it is fired, the missile guides itself by some combination of gyroscopes and accelerometers, GPS, organic active radar homing, and infrared homing optics
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RAF
The Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force. Formed towards the end of the First World War
First World War
on 1 April 1918,[2] it is the oldest independent air force in the world.[3] Following victory over the Central Powers
Central Powers
in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world.[4] Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history
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IRIS-T
The IRIS-T
IRIS-T
(Infra Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled) is a German-led program to develop a short-range infrared homing air-to-air missile to replace the AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-9 Sidewinder
found in some NATO member countries
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AIM-9 Sidewinder
The AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-9 Sidewinder
is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy
United States Navy
at China Lake, California, in the 1950s, and subsequently adopted by the United States
United States
Air Force. Since its entry into service in 1956, the Sidewinder has proved to be an enduring international success, and its latest variants are still standard equipment in most western-aligned air forces.[3] The Soviet K-13, a reverse-engineered copy of the AIM-9, was also widely adopted by a number of nations. The majority of Sidewinder variants utilize infrared homing for guidance; the AIM-9C variant used semi-active radar homing and served as the basis of the AGM-122 Sidearm
AGM-122 Sidearm
anti-radar missile. The Sidewinder is the most widely used missile in the West, with more than 110,000 missiles produced for the U.S
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Brahmos Supersonic Land Attack Missile
Surface/Sea Platform - 450 km (280 mi; 240 nmi) (original/export)[4][5] To be upgraded to 600 km (370 mi; 320 nmi) Air Platform - 400 km (250 mi; 220 nmi)[6]Flight ceiling 14 km (46,000 ft)[3]Flight altitude Sea skimming, as low as 3–4 meters[3][7]Speed Mach 2.8–Mach 3 (3,400–3,700 km/h; 2,100–2,300 mph; 0.95–1.0 km/s)[1][8]Guidance systemMid-course guidance by INS Terminal guidance by active radar homing GPS/GLONASS/ GAGAN
GAGAN
satellite guidance[9][10]Accuracy 1 m circular error probable [11]Launch platformShip, submarine, aircraft (under testing), and land-based mobile launchers.The BrahMos
BrahMos
is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land
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Exocet
solid propellant engine turbojet (MM40 Block 3 version)Wingspan 1.1 metres (3 ft 7 in)Operational range70–180 kilometres (43–112 mi; 38–97 nmi)Flight altitude Sea-skimmingSpeed Mach 0.92 1,134 kilometres per hour (705 mph; 315 m/s)Guidance system Inertial guidance
Inertial guidance
and terminal active radar homingLaunch platformmulti-platform:MM38 surface-launched AM39 air-launched SM39 submarine-launched MM40 surface-launchedThe
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Firestreak
The de Havilland Firestreak is a British first-generation, passive infrared homing (heat seeking) air-to-air missile. It was developed by de Havilland Propellers (later Hawker Siddeley) in the early 1950s and was the first such weapon to enter active service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm, equipping the English Electric Lightning, de Havilland Sea Vixen and Gloster Javelin. It was a rear-aspect, fire and forget pursuit weapon, with a field of attack of 20 degrees either side of the target.[1] The Firestreak was the third heat seeking missile to enter service, after the AIM-4 Falcon
AIM-4 Falcon
and AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-9 Sidewinder
which both entered service the previous year. In comparison to those designs, the Firestreak was much larger and heavier, carrying a much larger warhead. It had otherwise similar performance in terms of speed and range
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Sosna-R
The Sosna-R (Pine) 9M337 (SA-24) is a Russian radar and laser-guided supersonic (mach 4) short range air defense anti-aircraft missile system designed to protect military units from air attacks in all types of combat situations, including during march, that was developed by KB Tochmashas a successor to 9K35 Strela-10. It is able to operate effectively under the control of various types of old, modern and prospective battery command posts, the most preferable of which is the FPU "Assembly-M1-2" (9S80M1-2) and is resistant to jamming
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HJ-9
The Hong Jian-9 (Chinese: 红箭-9; pinyin: Hóng Jiàn-9; literally: "Red Arrow-9") is an advanced, third-generation anti-tank missile system deployed by the People's Liberation Army. The missile was developed by China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), and one of the chief designers was Yang Chunming (杨春铭). It is similar in appearance to the Israeli MAPATS
MAPATS
(man portable anti-tank system), causing speculation about the link between the two missiles. It is also similar to the South African ZT3 Ingwe anti-tank missile. Like the MAPATS
MAPATS
and ZT3, the HJ-9
HJ-9
is guided by laser beam riding. The HJ-9
HJ-9
has a maximum range of 5.5 km (3.4 mi), and a minimum range of 100 m (110 yd). Claimed armor penetration is 1,200mm, which is greater than that of the HJ-8
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Kh-25
The Kh-25/Kh-25M (Russian: Х-25; NATO:AS-10 'Karen') is a family of Soviet lightweight air-to-ground missiles with a modular range of guidance systems and a range of 10 km.[1] The anti-radar variant (Kh-25MP) is known to NATO as the AS-12 'Kegler' and has a range up to 40 km.[2] Designed by Zvezda-Strela, the Kh-25
Kh-25
is derived from the laser-guided version of their Kh-23 Grom
Kh-23 Grom
(AS-7 'Kerry')
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AASM
The Armement Air-Sol Modulaire[4][5] (Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon) (AASM) "Hammer" is a French Precision-Guided Munition
Precision-Guided Munition
developed by Safran Electronics & Defense. AASM
AASM
comprises a frontal guidance kit and a rear-mounted range extension kit matched to a dumb bomb. The weapon is modular because it can integrate different types of guidance units and different types of bombs. The basic version features a 250-kilogram (550 lb) bomb plus hybrid inertial navigation system (INS) / Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance. Other variants add infrared homing or laser guidance to increase accuracy; there are also versions with 125-kilogram (276 lb), 500-kilogram (1,100 lb) or 1,000-kilogram (2,200 lb) bomb bodies. It entered service in 2007 with the French Air Force
French Air Force
and Naval Aviation, from Rafale
Rafale
and Mirage 2000
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Kh-35
The Zvezda Kh-35U ('Star', Russian: Х-35У, AS-20 'Kayak') is the jet-launched version of a Russian subsonic cruise[7] anti-ship missile. The same missile can also be launched from helicopters, surface ships and coastal defence batteries with the help of a rocket booster, in which case it is known as Uran ('Uranus', SS-N-25 'Switchblade', GRAU
GRAU
3M24) or Bal ('Ball', SSC-6 'Sennight', GRAU 3K60)
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LFK NG
LFK NG
LFK NG
from Lenkflugkörper Neue Generation ("New Generation Guided Missile") is under development by MBDA
MBDA
Germany and Diehl BGT Defence as the new short-range surface-to-air missile system for the German Army as a replacement for its Roland air defence systems and as a
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PL-12
People's Liberation Army
People's Liberation Army
Air Force People's Liberation Army
People's Liberation Army
Naval Air ForceSpecificationsWeight 180 kilograms (400 lb)[1]Diameter 203 millimetres (8.0 in)Engine Solid fuel rocketOperational range70–100 kilometres (43–62 mi)[2][3]Guidance systemActive radar[4]Launch platformShenyang J-8F[5] Chengdu J-10[6] Shenyang J-11B[7] Shenyang J-15[1] CAC/PAC JF-17
JF-17
Thunder[8]The PL-12
PL-12
(Chinese: 霹雳-12; pinyin: Pī Lì-12; literally: "Thunderbolt-12") is an active radar-guided beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile developed by the People's Republic of China
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Red Dean
The Red Dean
Red Dean
was an air-to-air missile developed by the United Kingdom in the 1950s but cancelled before development was complete. It was originally a large radar-guided missile using pulse-Doppler radar to guide itself against enemy bombers. When this proved to be beyond the state of the art, further development as a semi-active radar homing followed, but this produced a very large missile with a range similar to the much smaller AIM-7 Sparrow. Development was cancelled along with the thin-wing Javelin in 1956
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Red Top (missile)
The Hawker Siddeley
Hawker Siddeley
(later British Aerospace) Red Top was the third indigenous British air-to-air missile to enter service, following the de Havilland Firestreak and limited-service Fairey Fireflash.Contents1 Development 2 Former operators 3 See also 4 References4.1 BibliographyDevelopment[edit] Red Top was originally a rationalised, upgraded version of the earlier Firestreak air-to-air missile. In 1956, de Havilland Propellers started work on the Blue Jay Mark 4 (its development codename) and Firestreak Mk. IV.[1] Such were the changes that it was effectively a new missile
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