The AIM-9M is a long-term performer in the Sidewinder family of missiles. Its guidance control section has been manufactured by Raytheon since 1964 and its effectiveness and all-aspect capabilities have been proved in a wide range of global combat theaters.
The AIM-9M is configured for easy installation on a large number of tactical aircraft, including the F-4, F-5, F-14, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 fighters; the A-4, A-6, A-7, AV-8B Harrier and A-10 attack aircraft; and the AH-1 helicopter. It has also been integrated on the JAS-39 Gripen, JA-37 Viggen, Sea Harrier, Tornado and Jaguar.
The AIM-9M is a cost-effective, infrared-tracking, short-range, air-to-air missile adaptable to multiple applications. Its reliability has been thoroughly demonstrated time and again, consistently achieving 400 percent over contractual mean time between failure (MTBF) requirements.
Its combat-proven effectiveness and all-aspect capabilities have been demonstrated in action around the world. Among the key benefits it delivers are efficient identification of targets against background clutter; successful tracking capability against low signal level targets; and a reduced-smoke rocket motor enhanced performance.
Product Line: Air Warfare Systems