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I wonder, would the military ever invent a newer long range air-to-air missile based on the Phoenix predecessor?

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i wonder, would the military ever invent a newer long range infantry weapon based on the medieval pike?

 

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Don't mind these guys :D

I don't think we will see a new kind of Phoenix missle, but as far as a replacement for its role as a long range missile the US is developing new stuff.

There is a planned variant on the amraam which would add a ramjet, which I assume would add significant range.

The new D model amraam has a significant boost in range and is getting close to what the Phoenix could do.

Combined with modern jammers, the effective range isn't much different (at least that's what I would think)

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when the missile costs as much as the plane you have to wonder its practicality. :D

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The AIM-54 Phoenix was a planned successor, the AIM-152 AAAM, but was cancelled at the end of Cold War on 1992.

 

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I think any future weapons systems will be based on improving current designs verses creating something entirely...There are plenty of letters in the alphabet...

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and the thing will be carried by Gripens. Ming boggling.

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Meteor is rated around 300km, '3 times NEZ of AIM-120C-5'.

 

Meteor has longer range for sure. But we don't know all the actual numbers since they are classified. AIM-120C-8 (D) is the newest version IIRC (might still be prototype, I don't know), which also starts going towards 200km range. Optimal ranges ofcourse.

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Imagine an F-5 tiger carrying AIM-54's.

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Imagine an F-5 tiger carrying AIM-54's.

 

It's nothing like that.

 

Does the Meteor NEZ extend beyond the detection range of the Gripen? That's not even talking about the 2 way missile datalink, P2P data link, buddy homing and all the other Meteor goodies etc.

 

Respectfully, I doubt you know better than the aircraft engineers.

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lol I was not intending to go into another academic discussion. You know what I meant.

 

Besides Im finaly too old and dont care :)

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It's nothing like that.

 

Does the Meteor NEZ extend beyond the detection range of the Gripen? That's not even talking about the 2 way missile datalink, P2P data link, buddy homing and all the other Meteor goodies etc.

 

Respectfully, I doubt you know better than the aircraft engineers.

It doesn't have to be the firing aircraft illuminating the target, which is why the Meteor is the perfect weapon for a mixed 4th/5th gen fleet.

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when the missile costs as much as the plane you have to wonder its practicality. :D

 

Price of plane is nothing compared to price of pilot.....

 

Shoot down a couple pilots KIA, and rest of pilots starts to have stress level higher for next missions and mission designs are started to be revised and maybe even avoided.

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