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AAM-3 air-to-air missile

Country of Origin: Japan


The AAM-3 is a Japanese-built replacement for the AIM-9 Sidewinder. There is relatively little unclassified information available about this missile due to Japanese secrecy concerning its air-to-air missile (AAM) development programs.

The AAM-3 is reported to have many improvements over the Sidewinder, including a wider engagement envelope, improved infrared (IR) counter-countermeasures, a higher rate of turn and greater off-boresight target acquisition, all leading to a higher...

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