Ukraine Fires AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles from NASAMS

May 29, 2024

The Aviationist

Ukraine has begun using the AIM-9X Sidewinder AAM (Air-to-Air Missile) as a ground-launched AD (Air Defense) missile from the NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System), going by a promotional feature released by Ukraine recenlty.

In a clip, the missile goes on to destroy the target in a WVR (Within Visual Range) engagement, consistent with its orientation as a short-range anti-aircraft air-launched missile.

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