Wednesday, 10 August 2016

USAF's F-35A goes three-for-three in AIM-9X Block I missile firing tests

The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company successfully test-fired three AIM-9X Block I missiles from an F-35A aircraft at airborne targets, resulting in direct hits. The weapon is the first short-range, air-to-air missile to be used on the F-35, the US-based defense contractor announced today August 10. 
AF-1, of the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., became the first F-35 to fire the AIM-9X missile Jan. 12, 2016
 (Lockheed Martin photo/Chad Bellay)
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