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AIM-7P Sparrow  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
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-7M 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-7P Sparrow missile is the most recent and the last variant of the AIM-7 missile. The AIM-7P features performance improvements in look-down, shoot down over AIM-7M in heavy ECM environments and much lower altitudes engagements. The AIM-7P is offered as an upgrade to existing AIM-7M missiles.

AIM-7P Sparrow Applications

Combat Aircraft F-4E Phantom II F/A-18A Hornet F/A-18B Hornet F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet Defensive Weapons Aspide Aspide Aspide 2000

AIM-7P 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-7P Sparrow News

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on 3 Oct 2005
Monday, October 3, 2005FMS: Saudi Arabia Air Force Logistics Support

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