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AIM-7M Sparrow  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$165,000
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AIM-7 Sparrow
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1953
Total Production: ?
Family Members: AIM-7P Sparrow, RIM-7M SeaSparrow and RIM-7P Sea Sparrow
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Description: The AIM-7 Sparrow is a medium-range, semi-active, air-to-air missile designed to counter high-performance aircraft. The Sparrow missile was deployed in 1953 and has been acquired by many air forces of the world. The Sparrow missile has an annular blast fragmentation warhead in excess of 40 kilograms. Currently, The high-performance AIM-120 missile is replacing the Sparrow missile in the role of medium range, air-to-air missile in the United States and allied nations.

The AIM-7M Sparrow achieved operational status in 1982. It has improved reliability and performance over earlier models at low altitudes and in ECM environments. Its software was also improved.

AIM-7M Sparrow Applications

Combat Aircraft F-14A Tomcat F-14B Tomcat F-14D Tomcat F-15A Eagle F-15B Eagle F-15C Eagle F-15D Eagle F-4E Phantom II F/A-18A Hornet F/A-18B Hornet F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet Defensive Weapons Skyflash

AIM-7M Sparrow Specifications

Diameter: 200 millimeter (7.87 inch)
Length: 3.66 meter (144 inch)
Wingspan: 1.02 meter (40 inch)
Max Range: 55,000 meter (29.7 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 1,190 mps (4,285 kph)
Warhead: 40 kilogram (88 pound)
Weight: 227 kilogram (500 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AIM-7M Sparrow News

There are 3 news between
25 Oct 2005 and 12 Dec 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of a Second Batch of 18 F-16C/D Aircraft
Wednesday, September 15, 2010FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 18 F-16IQ Jet Aircraft
Tuesday, October 25, 2005FMS: Taiwan Seeks F-16 Missiles and Services

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