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V3E A-Darter

Country of Origin: Brazil, South Africa


The V3E A-Darter (Agile Darter) is a clean-sheet air-to-air missile designed by Denel in South Africa and SIATT in Brazil. It is a fifth-generation, high-agility imaging-infrared (IIR) guided missile, according to its manufacturers. Denel says the missile has more agility and a better seeker than the Israeli Python 4.

The missile is fitted with a multimode electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) suite in addition to the IIR sensor. The A-Darter is designed for dogfighting in a...

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