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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AA-11 Archer and R-73E
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Parent System: R-73
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: RVV-MD
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Description: The R-73 is a short range, air-to-air missile designed to be employed against highly maneuverable targets by Mig-29, Su-27 and latest Mig-23 fighter aircraft. The advanced R-73 missile features Thrust Vectoring Control (TVC) that offers unprecedented maneuverability in an air-to-air engagement as well as the capability of engage lateral targets to the aircraft through a helmet-mounted sight. Soviet Mig-29 and Su-27 fighter aircraft equipped with the R-73 and a helmet-mounted sight have demonstrated its superiority in a short range engagement over NATO fighter aircraft.

The R-73 missile has been designed to operate in all weather, day/night, and jamming environments. It is a fire and forget missile with a passive Infrared seeker which locks on the target before launch.

The IRIS-T, AIM-9X and ASRAAM missiles have been developed to counter the R-73 outstanding performance in a dogfight scenario.

R-73 Applications

Combat Aircraft Ka-52 Alligator Ka-52K Katran Mig-29 Mig-29K Mig-29KUB Mig-29M Mig-29M2 Mig-29SMT Mig-29UB Mig-31 Mig-31BM Mig-35D Mig-35S Su-17 Su-24 Su-25 Su-25SM3 Su-27 Su-27UB Su-30 Su-30MK Su-30MK2 Su-30MKI Su-33 Su-34 Su-35S Su-35UB Su-39 Tejas

R-73 Specifications

Diameter: 170 millimeter (6.69 inch)
Length: 2.90 meter (114 inch)
Wingspan: 510 millimeter (20.1 inch)
Max Range: 20,000 meter (10.8 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 2,500 kph (1,553 mph)
Warhead: 7.50 kilogram (16.5 pound)
Weight: 105 kilogram (231 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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R-73 News

There are 9 news between
28 Dec 2006 and 29 Jul 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019India Signs Contract for 300 R-73E Air-to-Air Missiles
Thursday, July 11, 2019India Buying R-73, R-77 and Barak-8 Anti-Aircraft Missiles
Thursday, June 13, 2019India Seeks to Buy 300 R-73 and 400 RVV-AE Air-to-Air and Kh-31P Anti-Radar Missiles
Monday, March 28, 2016Russian Air Force Weapons Deployed during the Conflict into Syria
Wednesday, January 6, 2016Algeria Set to Buy 12 Su-34 Fullback Strike Jets
Friday, August 13, 2010Russian Air Force Completing MiG-31BM Modernization Program
Thursday, December 11, 2008MoD of India Statement About LCA Program
Thursday, October 25, 2007Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Fires First Air-to-Air Missile
Thursday, December 28, 2006First upgraded Su-25SM attack aircraft handed over to the Russian Air Force

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