air-to-air missile

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Noun1.air-to-air missile - a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at anotherair-to-air missile - a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
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Summary: New Delhi (India), July 29 (ANI): Boosting its capabilities in beyond visual range warfare, India has signed a deal worth around Rs 1,500 crore to acquire R-27 air-to-air missiles from Russia to be equipped on the Su-30MKI combat aircraft.
Air-to-air missiles are fired by aircraft, fly a couple of hundred kilometers and hit aircraft.
The PAF had acquired a special variant of the aircraft - known as A-5C with western avionics and ejector seats apart from under-wing pylons which supported the short-range air-to-air missiles AIM-9 Sidewinder and the R550 Magic - in the 1980s.
He added that the upgraded fighters now are capable to carry and launch smart and pin-pointing cluster bombs, air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles.
In an air-to-air combat, the speed and movability of the aircraft is important, but so is the training of the pilots and the capability of the air-to-air missiles, Perry said.
The US Defence Ministry said that the company had won a $ 634 million contract to manufacture medium-range air-to-air missiles and sell them to other countries.
"This live-fire exercise was meaningful in that the Army has finally verified its ability of operating air-to-air missiles, completing the Army's aviation combat capability," the Army said in a release.
The world's air forces deploy a variety of Air-to-Air Missiles (AAM).
1 (PNA/Itar-TASS) -- Russia's arming its Su-34 warplanes in Syria with air-to-air missiles can only complicate an already difficult situation in Syria's airspace, Pentagon spokesperson Michelle Baldanza told TASS on Monday.
The planned weapons deal with Israel would provide 3,000 Hellfire missiles, 250 medium-range air-to-air missiles, 4,100 glide bombs and 50 BLU-113 "super penetrator" bombs designed to reach underground sites.

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