AIM-132 ASRAAM

    Notes:  The ASRAAM (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile) was one of the replacements for the AIM-9 in the US and NATO inventory.  The missile features a better response by using thrust squibs rather than aerodynamic control surfaces.  It began deployment in 1998 to US and NATO aircraft, but budgetary restrictions have severely limited the adoption of the ASRAAM.  The budget problems in the US, as well as the influences of major aerospace manufacturers, have led the US to adopt the AIM-9X instead of the AIM-132, though some remain in the US inventory.  (The F-22ís HSM missile bays are, in fact, designed to precisely fit the AIM-9X.)

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These missiles were deployed at a much faster rate in the Twilight 2000 World, and such deployment began in 1996.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

AIM-132

100 kg

Easy

IR

All Aspect

$11680

 

Weapon

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

AIM-132

4500

300

18500

C53  B106

18C

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