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Country of Origin: Italy


The Italian Aspide anti-aircraft missile can be launched from aircraft, via a shipboard launcher (known as Albatros) and from two land-mobile systems (Spada and Skyguard). The Albatros/Aspide and Spada are subjects of separate database entries. The Chinese derivative is designated the LY-60N.

Like the British Sky Flash, the Aspide is derived from the U.S. AIM-7E Sparrow III missile and can be made compatible with Sparrow-launching aircraft. The Aspide outperforms the contemporary...

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