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AIM-132 ASRAAM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: ?
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: AIM-132 ASRAAM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: ?
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Description: The AIM-132 ASRAAM (Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile) missile has been designed to provide excellent performance in short range air-to-air engagements. The ASRAAM has been selected by the United Kingdom and the Australian Air Force for their Tornado F3, Harrier, F/A-18 and Eurofighter-Typhoon aircraft.

The ASRAAM features an advanced IR seeker (128x128 resolution) and the capability to operate in heavy ECM environments. It receives the target coordinates from the aircraft's sensors (radar and IRST), the pilot's helmet mounted sight or even from its own IR imaging sensor in the search and track mode. Its high speed and maneuverability provides the ASRAAM with a high kill probability once fired. ASRAAM has a single blast fragmentation warhead detonated by impact and laser proximity fuze.

The Russian AA-11, the American AIM-9X and the German IRIS-T missiles are the AIM-132 ASRAAM foreign counterparts. United Kingdom and Australia remain as the only known operators for ASRAAM as of September 2004. In the near future, it will undergo integration work on the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter weapon system to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces.

On August 20, 2004, the ASRAAM short range air-to-air missile was cleared for operational service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Four F/A-18 equipped squadrons were armed with the ASRAAM missile. The procurement contract was signed in November 1998. A classified number of missiles were transferred from the UK to Australia between 2000 and 2003. A total of 20 test firings were carried out in the United States and Australia prior to official entry into service.

AIM-132 ASRAAM Applications


Combat Aircraft F-35B Lightning II Tornado ADV Tornado Gr4 Typhoon Typhoon T Defensive Weapons CAMM(A) Support Aircraft Nimrod MRA4

AIM-132 ASRAAM Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 170 millimeter (6.69 inch)
Length: 2.90 meter (114 inch)
Wingspan: 450 millimeter (17.7 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 15,000 meter (8.10 nautical mile)
Min Range: 300 meter (0.16 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 996 mps (3,587 kph)
Weight
Warhead: 10 kilogram (22.0 pound)
Weight: 88 kilogram (194 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AIM-132 ASRAAM News

There are 13 news between
1 Oct 2003 and 15 Mar 2017
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017US Marine Corps F-35B Successfully Conducts First Firing of ASRAAM Missile
Monday, March 13, 2017Successful Brimstone Weapon Integration Flight Trials continue for Typhoon
Tuesday, August 16, 2016UK MoD Orders Additional ASRAAM Missiles to Equip Typhoon and F-35B Jets
Monday, February 8, 2016MBDA Delivers ASRAAM Missiles for the United Kingdom's F-35B Integration
Wednesday, September 16, 2015MBDA to Upgrade UK MoD ASRAAM Air-to-Air Missiles
Friday, November 28, 2014UK F-35B Completes First Testing of ASRAAM and Paveway IV Weapons
Thursday, March 5, 2009RAAF F/A-18 Aircraft Carried Out First Lock After Launch Firing of ASRAAM Missile
Tuesday, March 25, 2008First Tranche of 144 Eurofighters Delivered to Partner Nations
Monday, March 19, 2007Royal Air Force Fires 100th ASRAAM Missile
Thursday, March 8, 2007Typhoon F2 Fires Air-to-Air Missiles for the First Time

Operators & Related Equipment


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Australia?
YearHoldings
2013-classified
2012-classified
2010-classified
2009-classified

Grand Total ?2
 
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