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MAA-1 Piranha

Country of Origin: Brazil


The MAA-1 Piranha air-to-air missile (AAM), originally known as the Piranha, has been in various stages of development since 1976.

The missile has a thin cylindrical body with steerable cruciform foreplanes indexed in line with cropped delta wings with stabilizing rollerons on the trailing edges.

The MAA-1 is an infrared-homing missile, similar to the U.S. AIM-9 Sidewinder. The MAA-1 acquires a target by visual recognition or by slaving the IR seeker to the aircraft's radar. The...

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