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Country of Origin: France


The French R530 medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) was developed for the Mirage III fighter in the late 1950s and was later fitted to the Mirage V , Mirage F1 and F-8E (FN) Crusader aircraft (the latter is no longer in service).

The missile is approximately the same size and weight as the British Red Top (no longer in service) and U.S. Sparrow III AAMs, but is not as maneuverable. Unlike those contemporaries, the R530 can be fitted with two different types of seekers, either a...

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