Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: FD-60 and PL-11
Origin: Italy
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Aspide
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: 5,000
Family Members: Aspide and Aspide 2000
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Description: Aspide is an Italian missile system developed from the US AIM-7E Sparrow medium range air-to-air missile. It is suitable for both air-to-air and surface-to-air applications such as Spada, Skyguard, Albatros and Aramis air defense systems. Aspide missile entered service in 1987 with the Italian Armed Forces. PL-11 missile is a Chinese development of Aspide which is used on the F-8 fighter aircraft. LY-60 air defense system is another development made in China based upon Aspide technology.

Aspide is a medium range air-to-air missile utilized by the Italian Air Force. Chinese Air Force utilizes the PL-11 missile on its J-8 fighter aircraft.

Aspide Applications

Combat Aircraft J-8 II

Aspide Specifications

Diameter: 210 millimeter (8.27 inch)
Length: 3.65 meter (144 inch)
Wingspan: 1 meter (39.4 inch)
Max Range: 75,000 meter (40 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 1,328 mps (4,782 kph)
Warhead: 33 kilogram (73 pound)
Weight: 220 kilogram (485 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Aspide News

There are 2 news between
15 Dec 2005 and 26 Jan 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017China Developing Ultra Long Range Air-to-Air Missile
Thursday, December 15, 2005Upgraded Spada Air Defense System Tested Successfully

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