LONDON—Missile manufacturer MBDA is developing concepts for new short-range air-to-air missiles that could be one of the armaments for the UK’s future Tempest combat aircraft. The company is proposing advanced derivatives of its infrared guided Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (ASRAAM), designed to be fired from a pylon rather than a rail. This enables them to be launched from the weapons bay of a low-observable aircraft. Weapons in the class of ASRAAM or the U.S. AIM-9 ...


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