The AIM-9X is the latest member of the AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range missile family currently in use by more than 40 nations. It is a joint U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force program and was approved for full-rate production in May 2004.
The AIM-9X program delivers evolutionary improvements to the AIM-9 series missile through revolutionary advancements. The result from leveraging an in-production seeker and a rich legacy of commitment to advanced technologies is a low-risk weapon that is affordable and lethal.
AIM-9X is a launch-and-leave air combat missile that uses passive infrared (IR) energy for acquisition and tracking, which can be employed in near beyond visual range and within visual range arenas. Complemented with the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), the warfighter has unparalleled offensive firepower compared with any other weapon system in the world.
It has extremely high off-boresight capability, which gives a pilot first-shot, first-kill dominance. It provides greatly enhanced acquisition ranges in blue sky and clutter, and IR countermeasures deliver the capacity to resist ever-changing threats. The AIM-9X has a highly agile airframe and its fifth-generation seeker and thrust vectoring control provide unprecedented performance.
AIM-9X, the next-generation Sidewinder missile, has truly changed the rules of air combat.
Product Line: Air Warfare Systems