"A contract has been signed with Russia for the acquisition of R-27 air-to-air missile
to be fitted on the Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet of the Indian Air Force," government sources told ANI here.
Although the original piece by FNA has mentioned several times that the Iranian general is speaking of air-to-air missiles
- that fall within his jurisdiction - the Reuters report never makes any such reference and only reiterates that Iran plans to widen the range of its "missiles" to hide the nature and mission of the weapon system under discussion.
"If I were advising the Taiwanese defense ministry today on how to improve its air-to-air capability, I would advise it to put most of its resources and energy into training, and most of it into building better air-to-air missiles
," rather than trying to buy the latest aircrafts, which can be very expensive, he said.
Caption: British Aerospace test pilot Peter Wilson conducts ski-jump testing of the F-35B Lightning II with Paveway precision-guided bombs and AIM-132 ASRAAM air-to-air missiles
While MBDA is Europe's leading missile design, research, development and production company for air-to-air missiles
, its US counterpart Raytheon is similarly heavily involved in air-to-air missile
On Monday, spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel Igor Klimov said Russia's Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers (NATO reporting name: Fullback) had for the first time taken, in addition to bombs, short-and medium-range air-to-air missiles
on combat mission in Syria.
The deal, which also includes a naval frigate and air-to-air missiles
, is valued at around between USD 5-6 billion and it could be inked Thursday, "Le Monde" daily said, with an official announcement early next week.
Apparently, the F-22 Raptor has vulnerability - its long-range air-to-air missiles
might miss its target aircraft if the target aircraft is equipped with a "radar-jamming" system capable of electronic attack or EA, unnamed sources from Air Force told Majumdar.
It is capable of employing a M61A2 20-millimeter cannon with 480 rounds, internal side weapon bays carriage of two AIM-9 infrared (heat seeking) air-to-air missiles
and internal main weapon bays carriage of six AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air missiles
(air-to-air loadout) or two 1,000-pound GBU-32 JDAMs and two AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air missiles
This list includes inflight events involving air-to-air missiles
, ground to air missiles, anti-aircraft artillery, or gunfire.
In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet's air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles
(AMRAAM) during a Weapon Delivery Accuracy mission.
Turkey seeks Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
r A LORRY transporting air-to-air missiles
along the M8 motorway caused alarm among drivers.
The jets can be armed with a range of conventional and smart weapons, long range glide bombs, beyond visual range and short range air-to-air missiles
, anti-ship missile and air-to-surface missiles.