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SIDEWINDER [1 record]

Record 1 2003-10-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Missiles and Rockets
DEF

A Navy air-to-air missile having infrared homing guidance and a speed of over Mach 2.

OBS

When launched from an airplane, the missile seeks and hits an enemy bomber or fighter target by homing on the heat emitted by the target.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Missiles et roquettes
DEF

Missile tactique air-air bénéficiant d'un autodirecteur infrarouge capable de détecter la source chaude émise par l'avion adverse.

Spanish

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