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Posted on 01/26/2011 4:02:49 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
IAF Jaguar Fleet to be Equipped with ASRAAM Missile
26 January 2011
The Indian Air Force Jaguar fleet is to be equipped with MBDA's advanced short-range air-to-air missile (ASRAAM) to provide both short and within-visual-range protection.
The weapon system is an operational capability enhancement that would enable a Jaguar pilot to see, engage and kill the target before it had the chance to respond.
The missile's ability to fire upwards to a very high altitude is ideally suited to Jaguar's mission as the aircraft operates at a lower altitude than an in-coming threat.
Currently, the missile is fully operational on under wing and tip stations on the UK RAF's Eurofighter Typhoon and the Australian Air Force's F/A 18.
MBDA, along with its partners Elbit and Cobham, will provide proven reliable subsystems that offer capability enhancement for the IAF Jaguar fleet, according to India Defence.
Eurofighter testing ASRAAM
In that photo, have the squadron and country markings been photoshopped on?
Nope-it seems genuine enough. May have been retouched though.