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AIM-7 Sparrow III

Country of Origin: USA


The AIM-7 Sparrow III is a radar-guided, medium-range air-to-air missile that has been in service for more than four decades. The Sparrow III uses semi-active radar homing guidance and either continuous wave or pulse-Doppler radars for target illumination. Its guidance, warhead and range have been improved to such an extent that later variants represent a new missile in the original airframe. Approximately 80 percent of the total cost of the Sparrow is in its guidance and control...

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