The AIM-9 Sidewinder is the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range air-to-air missile in the world. It’s configured for easy installation on a wide range of modern aircraft, including the F-15, F-16, F/A-18 and F-4 fighters, A-4, A-6 and AV-8B attack aircraft, and the AH-1 helicopter. Allied aircraft configured for Sidewinders include the Tornado, the JA-37 Viggen and the Sea Harrier.
Over the years, the Sidewinder’s effectiveness and all-aspect capabilities have been combat-proven in several theaters throughout the world.
The AIM-9X Block I is the current version of the AIM-9 Sidewinder short range missile family in use by more than 40 nations throughout the world. This next generation Sidewinder missile is currently in its 7th year of production.
AIM-9X is actively deployed on U.S. Navy and Air Force F-15, F-16, and F-18 aircraft, and is further deployed in the air forces of 8 international customers. Raytheon is now developing AIM-9X Block II.
Product Line: Air Warfare Systems