Air-to-air missile

ASRAAM is the Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile developed for the Royal Air Force as the within visual range missile. ASRAAM has also been selected by the RAAF to arm their F/A-18s. In short range air combat, the ability to strike first is vital. A pilot engaging an enemy needs a missile that reacts more rapidly than ever before, and has the speed and agility to ensure maximum kill potential regardless of evasive target manoeuvres or the deployment of countermeasures. ASRAAM can engage any target you can see. and many that you can't.ASRAAM will accept target information via the aircraft radar or helmet pointing system but can also act as an autonomous infra-red search and track system. The missile's high speed combined with the most accurate thermal imaging guidance system and highly effective lethal mechanism ensure the highest kill probability against any target.