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China Tests New Very Long Range AAM?

bobbymike

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http://www.popsci.com/china-new-long-range-air-to-air-missile
 

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Maybe a second way to go after high value targets like AWACS and tankers. (No way are they shooting at a stealth aircraft from 200 miles away.) The first way of course is the J-20.
 

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bobbymike said:
http://www.popsci.com/china-new-long-range-air-to-air-missile
Very interesting news.

As always, the key information that started it all in western media originated from the [ELIXIR] organization, aka "Henri K" (alias), aka "hk299792458" (alias), aka "Henri KENHMANN" (alias) aka "EastPendulum".

This HSAAAM (High Speed Anti Aircraft Airborne Missile) info first appeared "circumstantiated" on eastpendulum.com.

Open your mind. Question the source and their agenda: "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain't_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch

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How does this new missile compare with the Russian R-37 in terms of overall range and speed?
 

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I don't think anybody has any information, other than rough dimensions and extrapolation from the Chinese academic papers.

From Wikipedia, the R-37 is 4.2m and 38cm diameter, this is estimated to be 5m and 30cm diameter. So, less drag and less internal volume.

What I am curious about is the lack of development of such ultra-long AAMs. The US AWACs system has been around for >30 years, more than enough time for the Russians and Chinese to develop these weapons. What has prevented them from doing so? Does anti-air targeting become much harder after a certain range?
 

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DrRansom said:
I don't think anybody has any information, other than rough dimensions and extrapolation from the Chinese academic papers.

From Wikipedia, the R-37 is 4.2m and 38cm diameter, this is estimated to be 5m and 30cm diameter. So, less drag and less internal volume.

What I am curious about is the lack of development of such ultra-long AAMs. The US AWACs system has been around for >30 years, more than enough time for the Russians and Chinese to develop these weapons. What has prevented them from doing so? Does anti-air targeting become much harder after a certain range?
In Russia it well developed, but for some reason. They did not purchase or field the missile or MiG-31M with its massive 1.4m diameter Zaslon M. R-37 is basically mature and waiting to be purchased/integrated.
 

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seruriermarshal said:
Seems like Russia K-100

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-100_(missile)
Exactly what I was thinking seruriemarshal, as far as general mission is concerned, but I would think it may have slightly longer range than the K-100.
 

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http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/180617/china-testing-new-very-long_range-air_to_air-missile.html
 
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