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Friday, 15 April 2016

RAF moving forward in ASRAAM missile integration on F-35 fighter jet

In February 2016, missile manufacturer Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia announced that the first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles were delivered to the U.S. for integration and testing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II. Store separation testing of the Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile has been conducted in the wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base.
Separation testing of the ASRAAM, or AIM-132, was conducted in the 4-foot transonic aerodynamic wind tunnel at the AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility in 2008. Pictured is a test model of the F-35 with AIM-132 separating from the weapons bay
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