- 27 December 2005
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The B83 was allocated SKr 400 Million in 1977 for initial development. It was expected to arm the B3LA light fighter design, but was clearly adaptable to other designs. It used an imaging infra-red (IIR) seeker working in the 7-14 micron band and based on the seeker of the cancelled RB72 AAM. In May 1978 BAe discussed collaboration, with one solution being the application of the B83 seeker to the BAe Sabre airframe.
- Bill Gunston, Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Worlds Rockets & Missiles Salamander 1979, p115
- Mini-Maverick will arm B3LA fighter Flight International 9 Sept 1978, p936