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September 12, 2019

Air superiority is the most important element
in deciding the outcome of modern conventional war. It is the situation when a military force
is able to conduct air operations without prohibitive interference by the opposing force. If a military doesn’t control the air tactical
maneuvers on land & sea become extremely difficult. So, it natural that major militaries in the
world have a put a lot of effort in developing a strong air force. For success in air wars not only is the fighter
jet important but the air to air missiles arming the fighter jet is also equally important. A good air to air missile is supposed to have
a decent range, maneuverability, target locking capability and platform support. A fighter having a missile with better range
will able to attack a rival without having to get into its strike envelope. The maneuverability of the missile is important
since it will not be easily shrugged off even if the targeted aircraft pulls off high G
aerial maneuvers since the missile will be able to keep up. A missile with good target locking ability
will not be easily fooled by countermeasures like jamming through Electronic Warfare. An air to air missile which is supported by
many fighter jets adds flexibility to the Air Force. AIM-120D AMRAAM or Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air
Missile will be the go to weapon for the United States Air Force. In this video Defense Updates analyses why
America’s AIM-120D AMRAAM will be able to knock down any Iranian jets? Let’s get started. This video is sponsored by War Thunder. If you are, like us, fascinated by military
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20 million players from all over the world! Tensions between the US and Iran have risen
sharply since Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and several
world powers. Trump administration also reinstated sanctions
on Tehran. Last month, in response undisclosed Iranian
treats, U.S moved USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group to the region. President Donald Trump had said on Friday
that the U.S. is sending 1,500 more troops to bolster the American forces in the region. The US has also blamed Iran for last month’s
attacks on oil tankers in a United Arab Emirates port. It has now come to light that the attacks
were initiated by a foreign hand who used divers on speed boats to plant mines in the
vessels. Iran has currently not been named by United
Nations ambassadors from the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway who have been investigating
the attacks. Earlier, the Saudi ambassador to the UN, Abdallah
Al-Mouallimi, said Saudi Arabia also thought Iran was responsible for the sabotage. In this state, a limited or full-scale conflict
involving U.S & Iran cannot be ruled out and in that case, an aerial combat will ensue. The AIM-120 AMRAAM is a medium-range, air-to-air
missile designed to meet the requirements of the United States and several allied nations. The AIM-120 missile is faster, smaller and
lighter than its predecessor the AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range missile. It also has improved capabilities against
low-altitude targets. AMRAAM incorporates active radar seeker with
mid-course inertial navigation. This makes it less dependent on aircraft’s
fire control radar and hence multiple AMRAAM can be fired by a single aircraft simultaneously
against different targets. To improve the kill probability against a
high-value target an aircraft pilot may also decide to fire multiple AMRAAMs against the
same target in parallel. It has a blast fragmentation warhead that
gets triggered by a proximity fuse. AIM-120 AMRAAM missile is combat proven and
has been used in places like Iraq. Currently, it is operational with 18 Air Forces
in the world. The AIM-120D is the latest development of
the AMRAAM missile family designed and built by Raytheon. It includes several new enhancements for improved
performance. This includes a two-way data link, superior
navigation through GPS-enhanced Inertial Measurement Unit, much larger no escape zone and improved
high-angle off-boresight capability apart from an increase in range by 50%. The software algorithm has seen a lot of work
and has a much better capability especially in dealing with new forms of electronic attack. AIM-120D has much accurate guidance over its
whole flight envelop which improves the kill probability. It also has improved kinematics and GPS Inertial
Measurement Unit for better performance. AIM-120D’s range is thought to be more than
167 km or 105 miles. America’s Air Force consists of 4th generation
fighter like F-15, F-16, F/A-18, and 5th generation fighter F 22 Raptor & F 35 Lightning II. All these jets are capable of launching the
AIM-120D AMRAAM. So, the U.S has a lot of option in its arsenal. On paper, the Iranian Air force possesses
more than 300 combat capable aircraft, but all of them are either 3rd generation or 4th
generation once. There are around 190 fighter aircraft such
as US-made Northrop F5s, F-4 Phantom II, Grumman F-14 and Russian made Sukhoi Su-22, Sukhoi
Su-24, and MiG-29 These will be equipped mainly 2 types of Air
to Air missiles – Fakour-90 & Fatter. The Fakour-90 is based on the American AIM-54
Phoenix. It is solely deployed on Iran’s F-14 Tomcats. The missile was developed by the Iranian Army,
the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics, and the Air Force though exact details are
not available. On April 2017, Fakour-90 long-range air to
air missile was officially unveiled. On 23 July 2018, the Iranian military announced
it was now being mass produced. Fakour-90 is thought to have a range of 150
km or around 90 miles and is radar guided. It is to be noted that AIM-54 on which Fakour-90
is based on is actually a missile that was designed in the 1960s. So, it a fairly old tech by today’s standards. Also, AIM-54 has patchy history, to say the
least. On January 5, 1999, a pair of US F-14s fired
two AIM-54 at Iraqi MiG-25s southeast of Baghdad. Both AIM-54s’ rocket motors failed and neither
missile hit its target. On September 9, 1999, another US F-14 launched
an AIM-54 at an Iraqi MiG-23 that was heading south into the no-fly zone from Al Taqaddum
air base west of Baghdad. The missile missed and ultimately landed in
ground. The AIM-54 was retired by America on September
30, 2004, whereas F-14 Tomcats were retired on September 22, 2006. So, both of the platforms are basically outdated
and the U.S has moved to much more capable successors. Fatter is the other air-to-air missile deployed
by Iran. This is an IR-guided short-range one having
a range of 40 km and is based on the U.S built AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. In 2008, the missile was test launched for
the first time and in 2009 it was reported that the mass production of the missile was
started. In air to air between U.S & Iran combat, it
is most likely that the long-range missile will take precedence over short-range missiles. AIM-120 AMRAAM and Fakour-90 have a similar
same range. But these two missiles are radar guided and
hence will be dependent on the radar of the launching fighter. In this situation, America is far well placed
as the radars and guidance suit of its fighters are better when compared to F-14 Tomcats. Reliability of Fakour-90 is suspect as it
is basically reversed engineered from an old and to an extent unsuccessful missile. AIM-120 AMRAAM is far more advanced and also
will be hard to jam with electronic countermeasures, unlike the Fakour-90. When launched from F 22 & F 35, the Iranian
may not even be able to fire back with Fakour-90, as they don’t have the radar capable for
detecting stealthy jets. And jets other than F-14 Tomcats will be taken
out from stand-off distances as they have nothing to match the AIM-120 D. Keeping this in view we can assume that American
jets with AIM-120 AMRAAM will be able to knock down Iranian jets without much difficulty
in a one on one combat. Also, we need to note that the U.S has far
better availability of jets and missile when compared to Iran.


  • Reply K Ebadi June 9, 2019 at 4:35 am

    AIM54s were pretty deadly against the Iraqi air force in Iran-Iraq war, Iraqis learned and practiced a manoeuvre with the help of France to try to beat the Tomcat radar lock by staying just within the Iranian Tomcat radar envelope and diving fast out of the 90 degree lock envelope before or after launch to break lock, ..Iranian Tomcat pilot countered by identifying such maneuver attempts by matching and counter maneuvering enemy aircrafts movements for closer engagement using AIM7s and AIM9s instead of trying to maintain BVR position to maintain or reestablish AIM54 lock on.

  • Reply Flame Haze Mithril June 9, 2019 at 4:36 am

    How about an answer to the MBDA Meteor?? It can fly almost twice as far as the AIM-120D and so have better kinematic performance at intercept

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  • Reply LOL You June 9, 2019 at 5:05 am

    America can only destroy Iran but America like other wars can never win a war with Iran

  • Reply Voodoo N.W.R June 9, 2019 at 5:06 am

    I wouldn't want to bet my life on that though

  • Reply 任戰 June 9, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Iran is equipped with PL-15 with a max range of 300km vs 180 km of AIM 120D, thats why Iran is not worried at all.

  • Reply APCOPILOT June 9, 2019 at 5:19 am

    You yankee HYENAS stay home fix your own problems FIRST without the worldwide spree in FALSE FLAGS , THIEVING and MURDERING of peasants in third world countries ……
    —–Never admit fault or wrong; never to accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time; blame that enemy for everything that goes wrong; take advantage of every opportunity to raise a political whirlwind …A Hitler in 1936
    So TRUE NOW in 2019 with the current USrael criminal adventures !……

  • Reply brendon albrecht June 9, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I love the "tough" picture of Trump… he's a fucking real estate developer, but he thinks he's such a badass (and people buy it)

  • Reply Mamdouh Tawadros June 9, 2019 at 5:43 am

    The word “WILL” is quite disturbing. Was it ever a problem for the US to dominate the air over Baghdad? NO. Why did the US loose the war with Iraq after thousands of lives lost on both sides?

  • Reply 37persian June 9, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Can't even imagine the world if USA go to war with Iran which they know that's why trump won't go to war with Iran.

  • Reply Man-Pause June 9, 2019 at 6:01 am

    when, Remember Iran is not Iraq and they have S 300

  • Reply Beverly Mandahl June 9, 2019 at 6:18 am

    keep pumping out your NATO propaganda. enjoy the imagery.

  • Reply Gabri gabriele June 9, 2019 at 6:45 am

    lol iran dont use aiir force.. and murica never attack iran cos they cant …. trumpet,, zionist slave have receive ordre from birdember to dont attac iran . or will be a catastrophe for world economy…. that all …

  • Reply MOHAMAD EMDADI ZARNAGHI June 9, 2019 at 6:53 am

    don't talk about Iran if you don't know fuck all

  • Reply MOHAMAD EMDADI ZARNAGHI June 9, 2019 at 7:05 am

    you think fucking is game ..

  • Reply Headkick Ko June 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Stop fucking around you morons. The state department knows it cannot win a war against Iran. So just stop, measuring the length of your dicks, idiots.

  • Reply Jack Bond June 9, 2019 at 7:22 am

    FYI 'no weapons will prosper'
    #thewalkingDEAD aka the wicked
    Will never understand JOHN 12:31
    'The end, of evil, was prophesied'

  • Reply Humanities died long time ago freedom June 9, 2019 at 7:26 am

    for now you play ur xbox lol,, american gangester knows that any war with iran start meddle east well be another vitamins for american and its puppet saudi arabia and israel even worse,, you dont want war with persin lion,, you dont scare us, we well show you and finish you one for all.. now you can laugh, but well see whose having a last laugh..

  • Reply Albert Dacosta June 9, 2019 at 7:28 am

    If USA could do nothing but run away from Iran in 1979. They certainly can not do anything now. If USA lacks guts to fight North Korea it certainly can not even imagine a small skirmish with Iran.

  • Reply Mohsin Syedain June 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

    First lie: The carrier is on an already scheduled visit. That lying rat faced Bolton simply lied to give the impression it was in response to those 'undisclosed' threat.

  • Reply Lars Kraus June 9, 2019 at 7:34 am

    The AIM 54C is one mean missile. A few updates to the seeker and you got an extremely capable missile. It was exclusivly designed and can only be carried by the F14.

  • Reply Jasper Newcomb June 9, 2019 at 8:11 am

    uh huh sure and Iraq had WMD's. Isnt it hate speech to be saying Iran is guilty of threats and acts of violence without any evidence? Logic says you look at the big picture before you assign credibility to anybodys claims. When was the last time the CORPORATE USA accused a country they already made the decision to attack and had evidence that the attack was justified? When was the last time Iran attacked another country? Israel attacked America and Saudi Arabia cuts peoples heads off and you promote a game of war so?

  • Reply Mahmood Shaikh June 9, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Sorry to shatter your dreams as Chinese are providing PL15 BVR's to Iran which are fired through secure data links through AWACs to give you a taste of surprises

  • Reply Anais Nin June 9, 2019 at 8:32 am

    American lap dog doing the Saudi's dirty work. Again.

  • Reply SA Т June 9, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Koji se nadao u oružje. Isus Hristos Novi Zavet Zavjet

  • Reply SA Т June 9, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Otimaju kradu

  • Reply SA Т June 9, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I had already won the world. New Testam.

  • Reply SA Т June 9, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Ja sam već pobedio svet/svijet. Novi Zavet Zavjet

  • Reply The Killer June 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Pfff old propaganda
    Iran has 5th Gen stealth fighters that can destroy all the stupid American aircraft

  • Reply Arnold Davis June 9, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Old shit get up to date USA

  • Reply Krisitan Sterjo June 9, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Iran has S300 which can take that plane down first! So that missile is useless without the plane

  • Reply gerald bubong June 9, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Why it so long? The waiting may continue until the event shall not come.

  • Reply Cookie_Wolfgamer June 9, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Kinda outdated, the Aim-120C has a longer range and a faster speed plus a high kill ratio

  • Reply Cam JUST DO IT. June 9, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Everything will take Iran's Airforce! They can not stay airborne 😎 for sure

  • Reply BabyBoy Daylan June 9, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Chinese rare earth brought here.😂

  • Reply Ehab Awni June 9, 2019 at 11:02 am

    actually it's unlikely that Iran uses the same old electronic system/Radar for their fakour90 missile as it was used in the AIM54, but the main problem will be with their outdated Arial radars compared to the american adversaries, Iraq faced the same fate in second gulf war despite being considered among the best air forces in that period, but the sheer number of the USAF/US Navy air fighters along with the advanced technology made a big difference

  • Reply Captain Georges Abunaw June 9, 2019 at 11:04 am

    America is just a paper tiger, with all what you have like equipment,you couldn’t defeat the taliban, men who fight with guns made in their villages,you couldn’t win, what about a great nation like IRAN with more than 20,000 missiles in their arsenal,you’ve met your match

  • Reply JK29PITBULL June 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Yeah because it makes great tv attacking and destroying a Muslim country. Keep up that war mongering crap.

  • Reply John Tiseo June 9, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Air superiority is obsolete for enemies of the west, they will just infiltrate through open borders.

  • Reply Wilbur June 9, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Past humiliation and oppression have built persistence in Chinese DNA. Thank God for the best character-building tool.

  • Reply Shooting Range June 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    It not about machine its all about skill & sence of humer i saw some indians says that su30mki dogded missile its just a hoaks like PAF downed its own jet lol then whole world saw that IAF downed there own helicopter and after that they say abhinandan downed F-16 but he says he was sreaching for a traget when he got fakedup… The reailty is Thunder downed 2 IAF advanced jets SU30mki & Mig21bis & according to report thire one SU30mki was shoot down the other one ran away by saying he is low on flue while two mirage 2000 radios that their rader s are out of order and left the scene then they had to scramble 4 migs out of which onw was shot down thats the reailty of IAF,,,there helicopter down by air to surface missile…

  • Reply Pluto Moon June 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Icbms with nukes on mobile containers inside mountains sold by rogue military complex GLOBALISTS. LIBERALS SOLD THEM CRATES OF FREE Billions in cash. Lied and said it was returned. They bought nukes. New/css too busy gang stalking and murdering americans to pay attention.

    Army only concerned with investigating hi heels for ALL THEY MALE TROOPS.

    Sad that Hillary clinton runs the military. Total destruction are their futures.

    "It is a cave mans fault!" No army and navy helped kill JFK.

  • Reply Baskaran Lakhsmi June 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    21st century WWI starts.

  • Reply Leo Marin June 9, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    :)))))) the best joke :))))) iran is not irak . rusian give them s300/400 . :))) and modernazition the plane :))

  • Reply Holo Hoax June 9, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    AMERICUNTS can try attacking than we will see who wins instead of bluffing and barking around or if AMERICUNTS have the balls to do it 😂😂😂

  • Reply Kirby Moffatt June 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Ask Gen van riper

  • Reply double 00 shoe June 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm


  • Reply Amir Ali Trujeni June 9, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Who are so powerful so why not attack? I tell you because you do not have anything to do💩🤣🤣🤣 👑IRAN👑💪🇮🇷💪

  • Reply Jason Zee June 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Come on Iran cross that line…..I dear ya. If your stupid and cross you will feel the PAIN.

  • Reply Leila Farahani June 9, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Iran displayed one of the world if not the world most advanced air-defense systems designed to shoot down stealth aircrafts and any flying objects even the size of micro-drones. The 15 khordad system can ID and engage F-22, F-35, B2 at a range of 75 km and shoot them down at 45 km. It can detect very small objects like micro-UAV at 85 km and shoot it down at 45 km range and regular fighters and aircrafts at 150 km and cruise missiles at 120 km. Engage Ballistic missiles in stratosphere

  • Reply James Costello June 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    So all still shots from the public domain. Your channel needs an AMRAAM up it's ass.

  • Reply Leila Farahani June 9, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    iran newest message to US via the latest AD wargame:

  • Reply Inu Yasha June 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Iran nukes Israel instead))))

  • Reply 96D4HS9 June 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Whinging dildo-bot voice narration = FAIL

  • Reply Freedom Fighter June 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    S-400 the missile that is going to take down the lancers of the aim 120d

  • Reply Diego Smith June 9, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    And the S 300 will take down US air Force.

  • Reply Gee Persaud June 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    What type of a technology was in the u.s. draw what kind of a technology into the Israeli drone let's not forget Iran brought them both down safely so you still think Iranian is not capable only one way to find out how capable Iranian is

  • Reply Bullshit Detector June 9, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The IRANIAN Air force have found themselves a much better strategy, they've got 100s of thouands of the most accurate missles, anti Radar that can reach any Western European countries within minutes and wipe out every single US base within thousads of mile from their borders، They are also on the same level as the US in terms of the most advanced siphosticated stealth anti radar drones that can carry out strikes at 1/100 of the cost.

  • Reply lastgleeming June 9, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    The Iranian Air Force would be destroyed before they ever get in range of the AIM120 D AMRAAM .

  • Reply M Zubair Hassan June 9, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    What about Iranian missiles are they have tomato ketchup inside..🤔🤔🤔🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Shahram Sareminouri June 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Please bring it on yanks

  • Reply Galactus2018 June 9, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Lol an RPG can take down Irans Airforce

  • Reply Randy Dank June 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    To many commercials plus inside video commercial am not follow you no more have fun with your commercials

  • Reply Amir Ali Trujeni June 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    It was always the history of us that we all excelled, it still is, and it will be forever, that which you and your government do not give us, 💩America💩 is the evil axis and the Prophecy of Nazareth in the world, with 200 years of history for Iran 8,000 years old is bullying🤔😆🤣😂

  • Reply Jason June 9, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Iran has an Air Force? Bet they all fly to Pakistan rather than try to fight lol.

  • Reply Amir Ali Trujeni June 9, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Perhaps you're a lot scared of your Hollywood advertisements, but with these films and hits, you can not win the battle, as we Iranians say, to come to the conclusion, not with a speech.✌

  • Reply carl hernandez June 10, 2019 at 2:17 am

    So here we are pretty close to the point of no return of earth destruction .And this MFs are going merry about killing eachother

  • Reply James Bra June 10, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Iran has US made AIM54 that has more range than AMRAAM

  • Reply Joker James June 10, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Forget the AMRAAM, the US has moved nuclear cruise missiles into the theater with the arrival of the B-52's from Louisiana.

  • Reply Meehanparast June 10, 2019 at 5:49 am

    You won't have a single airbase from which to fly your planes toward Iran in the first place.

  • Reply Mike Gee June 10, 2019 at 9:23 am

    F18 Superhornets from 2 carrier task force groups could defeat Irans current airforce- deploy US F-15s, F-16s and throw in 2 squadrons of F-22 and now its overkill

  • Reply charles harper June 10, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Americans are sure hungry for another war.

  • Reply Martin Sparks June 10, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Ah . that off key bell noise is in all you're vids . its the same noise that reminds you you're car door is not shut properly . any chance you could change it ?

  • Reply John Conrad June 10, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    This website either makes FAKE headlines or come up with stupid conclusions regarding the Iranian missiles. Iran has good software engineers and don't need to copy exactly what the "old" missiles have internally. they can easily redesign the electronics and software so this comparison is stupid. Iranian technology is not stuck in the 1970's. They have already proven themselves in engineering. The worst thing one can do in Military planning is to underestimate the opponent. Of course this video is for public consumption so they can say anything they want and do not need to be accurate or truthful.

  • Reply Ho Chi Minh June 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm


  • Reply dane kelly June 10, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    But…But…they will throw sandals at us…leather ones!….

  • Reply freddy estrada June 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    and iran is the threat😂 (makes missles specifically to target thier jets)

  • Reply freddy estrada June 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    the US lovess testing new weapons on small countries😂

  • Reply freddy estrada June 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    iran is the threat yet heres china saying in public they are going to sink 2 carriers😂

  • Reply Hopsta June 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    With a bit of luck the Iranians will disable or destroy an aircraft carrier in the upcoming illegal invasion of Iran by the corporate controlled military forces of America.

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  • Reply Cit Cit June 13, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Another goat rapist killing technology!

  • Reply Ogi Gligic June 13, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    What's wrong with Americans?! Stay home in warm and safe, Nobody wants war. America freeks! ⚡

  • Reply Alan June 14, 2019 at 3:05 am

    I prefer to think we have an arsenal of weapons and equipment that are only known, owned and ready by the American military. When I hear all our alias and many other countries Airforces also have these missiles. I hope since 2017 we have stopped our greedy corrupt politicians from selling all our secrets, military weapons and having all our technology built by other countries. WE do not sound like we have many of our own, have the technology we only built, etc. Hell kinda like the visiting team giving home team playbook before the game. Kinda stupid. Yes, we had many stupid politicians.

  • Reply erwin vercauteren June 15, 2019 at 3:22 am

    bla bla bla Americuntski always good with fantasy and hollywood movies but real life actions they suck we will not see Iran losing but UssA will get humiliated because Iran is like Vietnam they will kill you in your sleep in the air sea or desert you will never put one boot on Persian soil without bloodshed never begin a war in a other mighty military power's own land

  • Reply Tiny YouŤubeŘ. June 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

    This missile also take downed randian Air force 😂

  • Reply Imagination Is Power June 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I don't believe the USA stand a hope in hell against Iran , not because of Iran themselves but all the countries that will defend it, the USA will be crushed and could find itself coming under attack in the USA (about time)

  • Reply Imagination Is Power June 15, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Russia would just watch right? LOL Dream on Yanks

  • Reply MSS432 June 20, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Totally agree, but it remains to be seen

  • Reply pepsi78 June 23, 2019 at 5:54 am

    It's crap against top noch aircraft.

    You are saying these are better than sam site rockets that are more agile have more power are more faster.
    Sams don't alaways hit their target and they are better.

    Look how small it is, it's pretty slow it gives the pilot time to think. If it has a good plane he can dodge it if the pilot is good enough.

    This is not better than sam misles, and good airplanes can dodge sam misles that are not that big.

  • Reply Daddypants June 26, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Question, why doesn't anyone make a mini EMP device to deploy as a counter measure for incoming missiles or enemy jets?

  • Reply GB TAC July 2, 2019 at 7:35 am

    It all comes down to tactics use by either side.. agreed that the AMRAAM could take down any Iranian Air Force jet but first the US fighter jet will have to find them behind enemy line which means that the US aircraft will be well within the Iranian misile defence system such as the Kodad or S300 batteries should Iranian play defensive strategy and use its ageing fleet of aircraft as bait to lure US pilot into engagement. The US might opt for strategic bombing campaign by using the cruise misile launch from guided destroyer to target key installation objective rather than sacrificing pilots live and avoiding any of it state of the art aircraft being shot and crash down in Iranian territory which will give great advantage and benefit for the Iranian.

  • Reply Bill delete July 6, 2019 at 11:34 am

    This is like loose lips sink ships, why would we tell any potential enemy how to beat us. This must be false info.

  • Reply Albert Moore July 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Very interesting and informative article. Was the reference to Iranian air farce a typo?

  • Reply Arlenn July 27, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    right, u American pigs are going to use a 1.78 mil $ missile against mig21, which is only capable of launching fox-2 missiles. Good war economy you pigs

  • Reply AB 12 July 28, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Manufacturer charge US tax payer $1,786,000 for each AIM-120D.

  • Reply Terry Burke July 31, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I don’t think we can surest say exactly what Iran has in its arsenal. They have a ton of money and are very secretive! They wouldn’t tell us if they did have better missals! We Definitely don’t want them having nukes!!!

  • Reply Mohammed Zulk September 11, 2019 at 5:50 am

    If AIM 120D AMRAAM is so good then why not use it as ground to air also?

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