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AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Maiden Flight: November 2008
Total Production: 2,971
Also Known As: AIM-9X Agile and AIM-9X Block II
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AIM-9 Sidewinder
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1956
Total Production: ?
Family Members: AIM-9M Sidewinder, AIM-9M-9 Sidewinder and AIM-9X Sidewinder
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Description: The AIM-9 missile is a supersonic, heat-guided, air-to-air missile carried by most western fighter aircraft. It was introduced in 1956 (AIM-9B). This missile is used for self-defense purposes in close range combat situation, less than 20 kilometers, also known as dogfight. Once the AIM-9 has been launched its seeker follows the heat signature of the enemy's aircraft engines. Current AIM-9 blast fragmentation warhead detonates by proximity. The AIM-9 missiles have been delivered to more than 40 countries.

The AIM-9X missile is the next generation Sidewinder. AIM-9X will provide US and allied nations fighters with the following capabilities: full day/night employment, resistance to countermeasures, extremely high off-boresight acquisition and launch envelopes, enhanced maneuverability and improved target acquisition ranges. One of the main breakthrough of the AIM-9X missile is a thrust vector controlled airframe. AIM-9X carries a contact fuze device and a new IR seeker that will enable, through the JHMCS, high off-boresight engagements. Its digital design architecture will ensure future growth capability.

The AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder, also known as the AIM-9X Block II, is the next generation of the AIM-9X missile adding a lock-on-after-launch capability, redesigned fuze and a one-way forward-quarter datalink capability to the AIM-9X Block I air-to-air missile. The US Navy conducted the first test launch of an AIM-9X-2 missile in November 2008. The newest Sidewinder variant is expected to go into production in late 2010 or early 2011.

AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Applications


Combat Aircraft F-15 Silent Eagle F-15SG F-16C Block 52 F-16D Block 52 F-16V F-35A Lightning II F-35B Lightning II F-35C Lightning II F/A-18A Hornet F/A-18B Hornet F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet KF-16

AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder News

There are 34 news between
18 Sep 2008 and 31 Mar 2017
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Friday, March 31, 2017US Navy Orders 317 AIM-9X Block II Missiles under Lot 17 Contract
Wednesday, February 1, 2017FMS: South Korea Wants 60 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles
Friday, July 1, 2016Raytheon Awarded Contract for 660 AIM-9X Block II Lot 16 Missiles
Thursday, September 3, 2015US Navy Approves Full-rate Production for Raytheon AIM-9X Block II
Wednesday, August 26, 2015AIM-9X Block II Missile Scores Direct Hit Launched from the Ground
Wednesday, July 15, 2015FMS: Republic of Korea Seeks KF-16 Upgrade Program for 134 F-16C/D Aircraft
Wednesday, June 17, 2015AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Missile Completes Operational Test and Evaluation Phase
Wednesday, May 13, 2015FMS: Norway Seeks up to 200 AIM-9X Block 2 Sidewinder Missiles
Tuesday, May 5, 2015FMS: Indonesia Wants 30 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles
Monday, July 14, 2014FMS: Israel Requests Sale of 600 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Australia350
YearHoldings
2013-classified
Israel600
Israel ordered 600 missiles in July 2014
Morocco20
Missiles ordered in July 2012
Norway200
Oman50
Turkey117

Grand Total 2,97118
 
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