AIM-120 AMRAAM

Even though the AIM-120 was successfully tested on the F-14, the AMRAAM integration into fleet Tomcats was scrapped. Here’s why.

Even though the AIM-120 was successfully tested on the F-14, the AMRAAM integration into fleet Tomcats was scrapped. Here’s why.

AIM-120 AMRAAM tested but not integrated on F-14 Tomcat. Taken in September 1981, the interesting photos in this post feature… Read More

2 years ago

For the first time, an F-15C has shot down a QF-16 with an AIM-120 cued by Legion Pod IRST

The 85th TES conducted the first-ever live fire of an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile from an F-15C Eagle using a… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet completes Two Free Flight Test Shots of upgraded AIM-120D-3 AMRAAM

Combined with software upgrades, AIM-120D-3 AMRAAM will deliver advanced capabilities to improve missile effectiveness against advanced threats for Air Force,… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet successfully executes the final shot in the Integrated Test Program of the AIM-120D SIP-3

This shot enables AIM-120D SIP-3 to enter dedicated operational test with planned fielding of enhanced warfighting capabilities in early 2022.… Read More

3 years ago

Interesting video shows F-22A Raptor firing an AIM-9 Sidewinder while inverted

No the U.S. Air Force F-22A in the following video is not keeping up foreign relations like Maverick and Goose… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why MBDA Meteor is the best Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile ever conceived

Combined with stealth the Meteor allows for deadly attacks outside of the envelope where the enemy is able to detect you, let… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy wants Sidekick internal weapons rack for F-35C to carry 6 AIM-120 air-to-air missiles

The Sidekick is a modification from Lockheed Martin to allow the A and C variants to carry up to six… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of the ‘wrong’ MiG-29 Kill Markings applied to USAF F-15C Jets after Operation Allied Force

The three 493rd FS “Grim Reaper” pilots that shot down the Fulcrums were Lt Col Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez, Capt Mike… Read More

4 years ago

U.S. State Department Reprimanded Pakistan Air Force Chief for using F-16 and AIM-120 against India

U.S. State Department did not mention the shooting down of an Indian MiG-21 by Pakistan F-16 as this will trigger… Read More

4 years ago

Lockheed Martin is Developing AIM-260 Long-Range Air-To-Air Missile to Counter Chinese PL-15

The AIM-260 is initially planned to fly in the F-22’s main weapons bay and on the Navy’s F/A-18, with the… Read More

5 years ago

Lockheed Martin unveils Sidekick: the new weapons rack that enables F-35A and C to carry two more missiles internally

Sidekick is not compatible with the F-35B, because it features a smaller weapons bay. Lockheed Martin designed a new weapons… Read More

5 years ago

F-15 Vs MiG-29: the 493rd FS MiG Kills scored during Operation Allied Force

The 493rd FS would claim four Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29s destroyed during the brief campaign. Operation Allied… Read More

5 years ago

EA-18G with F-22 Kill Mark: what is the effectiveness of Growler’s Jamming System against F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters?

Since the Growler scored the simulated aerial victory against the Raptor, no further details have been provided on how the… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. wants to know if Pakistan used F-16 to shoot down IAF MiG-21

The use of the F-16 to down an Indian MiG-21 would be a potential violation of U.S. agreements that limit… Read More

5 years ago

Taiwan refutes that AIM-120 parts found by India were from the island

India says it has conclusive evidence that Pakistan Air Force F-16s were involved in the aerial engagements on the LoC… Read More

5 years ago

Pilot error to blame for accidental firing of AIM-120 over Estonia

The pilot fired the AIM-120 while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, south Estonia, during training on… Read More

6 years ago