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AIM-9X Sidewinder

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The AIM-9X was successfully fired from the Army’s Launch Demo Unit (LDU) during a launch demonstration last fall. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army)
The AIM-9X was successfully fired from the Army’s Launch Demo Unit (LDU) during a launch demonstration last fall. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army)

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<p>The AIM-9X was successfully fired from the Army’s Launch Demo Unit (LDU) during a launch demonstration last fall. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army)</p>
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The AIM-9X was successfully fired from the Army’s Launch Demo Unit (LDU) during a launch demonstration last fall. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army)


ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 11, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Zachary Halor, from Buffalo, N.Y., checks ordnance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 11, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Zachary Halor, from Buffalo, N.Y., checks ordnance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2014) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) remove a AIM-9X Sidewinder missile off an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2014) Aviation Ordnancemen aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) remove a AIM-9X Sidewinder missile off an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 3, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Tyler Dawkins, from Newport News, Va., left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Sam Powell, from Valdese, N.C., move ordnance across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 3, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Tyler Dawkins, from Newport News, Va., left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Sam Powell, from Valdese, N.C., move ordnance across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend/Released)

<p>GULF OF ADEN (March 20, 2013) Sailors assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 transport a AIM-9X Sidewinder air intercept missile (AIM) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)</p>

GULF OF ADEN (March 20, 2013) Sailors assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 transport a AIM-9X Sidewinder air intercept missile (AIM) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)


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	MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 stow an AIM-9X missile aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. America's Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)</p>

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 stow an AIM-9X missile aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. America's Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)


MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 remove an AIM-9x missile from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 13, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 remove an AIM-9x missile from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

ARABIAN SEA (July 9, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen unload ordnance from an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson/Released)
ARABIAN SEA (July 9, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen unload ordnance from an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Abraham Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson/Released)

120523-N-NB694-022 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) An aviation ordnanceman marks off ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)
120523-N-NB694-022 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) An aviation ordnanceman marks off ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

120523-N-NB694-038 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)
120523-N-NB694-038 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

120523-N-NB694-041 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)
120523-N-NB694-041 ARABIAN SEA (May 23, 2012) Aviation ordnancemen move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters/Released)

120222-O-GR159-002 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Feb. 22, 2012) Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Levin flies F-35B test aircraft BF-2 with external weapons pylons for the first time. The test measured flying qualities with external pylons, inert AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and centerline 25 mm gun pod. The F-35B is the U.S. Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings for use on amphibious ships or expeditionary airfields to provide air power to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The F-35B is undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River before delivery to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Andy Wolfe/Released)
120222-O-GR159-002 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Feb. 22, 2012) Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Levin flies F-35B test aircraft BF-2 with external weapons pylons for the first time. The test measured flying qualities with external pylons, inert AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and centerline 25 mm gun pod. The F-35B is the U.S. Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings for use on amphibious ships or expeditionary airfields to provide air power to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The F-35B is undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River before delivery to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Andy Wolfe/Released)

111203-N-BT887-175 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 3, 2011) A Sailor removes the cap from an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile attached to an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)
111203-N-BT887-175 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 3, 2011) A Sailor removes the cap from an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile attached to an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

111022-N-HM829-014 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 22, 2011) Sailors perform safety inspections on AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman K. Cecelia Engrums/Released)
111022-N-HM829-014 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 22, 2011) Sailors perform safety inspections on AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman K. Cecelia Engrums/Released)

110412-N-6505H-052 ARABIAN SEA (April 12, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kwadjo Ofosu, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, checks an AIM-9 Sidewinder on an F/A-18C Hornet before launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Timothy A. Hazel/Released)
110412-N-6505H-052 ARABIAN SEA (April 12, 2011) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kwadjo Ofosu, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, checks an AIM-9 Sidewinder on an F/A-18C Hornet before launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting maritime security operations and close-air support missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Timothy A. Hazel/Released)

110201-N-8040H-328 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 1, 2011) Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 handle an AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher K. Hwang/Released)
110201-N-8040H-328 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 1, 2011) Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 handle an AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher K. Hwang/Released)