IRIS-T air-to-air missile Weapon Systems // Missiles/Rockets/Bombs // Anti-Air



The Infrared imagery Sidewinder tail-controlled (IRIS-T) air-to-air missile (AAM) was originally intended as a replacement for the AIM-9 Sidewinder . Following several different changes in designers and participating nations, Germany assumed the lead in producing the IRIS-T (see "Status," below, for more details). The IRIS-T is divided into five sections, from front to back: guidance, fuze, warhead, motor and tail control. The guidance section uses a BGT scanning imaging indium-antimonide...

 

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