0000071235 00000 n The major supplier of the missile was Xi'an Eastern Machinery Factory (西安东方机械厂) located at Xi'an, and China is also reported to have developed a helmet-mounted sight (HMS) system for the PL-8. The missile entered operational status with Israeli Mirage jets in 1963, but the IAF was unhappy with its performance and no air combat kills were achieved with it during the Six-Day War, kills being made with guns instead. Previously, in 2018, it had already been selected for Indian Air Force's HAL Tejas fighter..  The new missile was show-cased in 2003 Paris Air Show, and intended for service with IAF the F-15I Ra'am ("Thunder") and the F-16I Sufa ("Storm"). trailer <<9861177FD91E4E36A3890FCF59A9A93E>]/Prev 772472/XRefStm 1971>> startxref 0 %%EOF 176 0 obj <>stream 0000013891 00000 n 0000001971 00000 n The Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C airborne early warning and control aircraft is a variant of the Saab 2000 regional transport…, The IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) is a new, mobile, medium-range surface-to-air guided missile designed and developed by Diehl BGT Defence…, The AGM-88E AARGM is a medium-range air-to-ground missile developed by Orbital ATK (previously Alliant Techsystems). 0000064034 00000 n During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the IAF launched 176 Shafrir-2 missiles, destroying 89 enemy aircraft. Further improvements to the Python-3 led to the development of Python-4 in mid-1980s, which had limited "fire-and-forget" ability but added the option for helmet-sight guidance.
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Though technically not part of the "Python" family, the missile is an enlarged version of the Python-4 with an active-radar seeker. The successful tests were instrumental in the fighter achieving the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) in February 2019. 0000064089 00000 n
Derby (Alto) is a beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile (AAM) developed by Israeli defence company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to meet the combat needs of the armed forces. 0000011394 00000 n
The Python-5 is said to have full sphere launch ability or is an all-aspect missile, meaning it can be launched at a target regardless of the target's location relative to the direction of the launching aircraft.  The Shafrir-2 was exported along with Israeli-made aircraft to South American countries. The radar’s look-down / shoot-down capability enables the missile to attack targets below and along the line of the horizon. The I-Derby ER advanced active radar missile was unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2015. The missile can be launched from Sea Harrier jet fighter, F-16 (Block … List of munitions used by the Israeli Air Force, "Fourth Generation AAMs – The Rafael Python 4", http://www.rafael.co.il/marketing/SIP_STORAGE/FILES/9/1189.pdf, Derby Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile, ISRAEL: Long-range fashion catches on in IAF, "IAF plans to arm its Su-30MKI fleet with I-Derby ER BVRAAMs", Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, International Institute for Strategic Studies, http://maxdefense.blogspot.com/2018/12/philippine-air-force-selects-rafael.html, Fourth Generation AAMs – The Rafael Python 4, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Python_(missile)&oldid=981475369#Derby, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2009, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Warhead: 11 kg blast explosive, later 30 kg, Federation of American Scientists' website on, This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 14:59. The Derby is a capable missile with a maximum range of about 50 km.
Derby can be configured as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) for launch from a Spyder-SR / MR short and medium-range mobile air defence system, which also incorporates Python-5 dual waveband imaging infrared (IIR) missile.