Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Taiwan to Join Family of U.S.-Made AIM-9X Block II Missile Users

‘The missile would have made Top Gun a very short movie’ 

Tucson, Arizona-based Raytheon Co., Missile Systems on July 1 was awarded a US$291.8 million contract to supply 660 AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air-to-air missiles to the U.S. military, as well as — for the first time — Taiwan and Norway. According to industry analysts, the AIM-9X Block II is the U.S.’ “most advanced short range air-air missile, capable of using its datalink, thrust vectoring maneuverability, and advanced imaging infrared seeker to hit targets behind the launching fighter.” 

My article, published today in The News Lens International, continues here.

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