How good is the AIM-9X?

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 much does an AIM-9X cost?

AIM-9 Sidewinder
Unit cost US$381,069.74, AIM-9X all up round Block II FY 2019 US$209,492.75, AIM-9X captive air training missile Block II FY 2019 US$399,500.00, AIM-9X all up round Block II Plus FY 2019
Produced 1953-present
Mass 188 pounds (85.3 kg)

How many G’s can an 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.

IS THE AIM 9m still in service?

Description. The Air Intercept Missile (AIM)-9 Sidewinder is a supersonic, short-range air-to-air missile developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s. Entering service in 1956, variants and upgrades remain in active service with many air forces after five decades.

Can an aim 9 hit ground targets?

The AIM-9X Sidewinder missile is the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range, air-to-air and surface-to-air missile in the world. Raytheon has adapted the heat-seeking AIM-9X to strike moving targets on the ground or in the water in 2009.

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 fast is a heat seeking missile?

Using modern day electromagnetic power, a missile can be launched at Mach 10 (ten time the speed of sound), this is equivalent to 3430 m/s (or 7,500 mph).

How many G’s can a r73 pull?

The missile can engage targets maneuvering up to 12 G’s.

Can an aim-9 hit ground targets?

Is the AIM-9X all aspect?

The AIM-9M has the all-aspect capability of the L model while providing all-around higher performance.

IS THE AIM-9 Sidewinder heat-seeking?

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a supersonic, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft. It has a high-explosive warhead and an infrared heat-seeking guidance system.

How much does an AIM-9X weight?

approximately 85kg
Design features of AIM-9X Sidewinder The missile has a length of 3m, a diameter of 12.7cm, a fin span of 44.4cm, a wingspan of 35.3cm and weighs approximately 85kg. It can carry a 9.36kg annular blast fragmentation warhead to a range of more than ten miles.

What is the F-22’s AIM-9X Block II?

F-22 launching an AIM-9X during testing. In the F-22’s case, this means the AIM-9X Block II will not have to be shoved out into the airstream so that the pilot can obtain a hard lock before letting the missile fly.

Did the F-22 Raptor finally upgrade to the AIM-9X Sidewinder?

The USAF is quick to tout that the F-22 Raptor fleet has been finally upgraded to use the AIM-9X Sidewinder—a long awaited move that will allow the most advanced air superiority fighter in the world to ditch the relatively ancient AIM-9M version of the iconic short-range air-to-air missile.

When will the Raptor get the AIM-9X Block II?

Instead, the Raptor will wait for its next round of upgrades around 2019, which will allow it to field the AIM-9X block II. This second iteration of the AIM-9X is already operational and features lock-on-after-launch capability.

Is the F-22 the most advanced aircraft in the military?

“This has been in the inventory for the Air Force and Navy for some years; it’s nothing new to the military. But to put it on the Ferrari of aircraft-the F-22, the most advanced aircraft we have-it gives the pilots more maneuverability, larger range, and it’s a much faster missile.”