Sidewinder News

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II
Weapon / Missile

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Romania of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Missiles for an estimated cost of $340.8 million.

Italy Acquires Additional 28 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II+
Weapon / Missile

Italy Acquires Additional 28 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II+

U.S. DSCA stated that Italy acquires an additional 28 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II+ Missiles and pays $90.6 million through the FMS channel.

U.S. to Sell F-16 to Turkiye with a price tag of $23.0 Billion
Air Weapon / Missile E/W Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

U.S. to Sell F-16 to Turkiye with a price tag of $23.0 Billion

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Turkiye of F-16 Acquisition and Modernisation and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23.0 billion.

The U.S. Supplies AIM-9M to Ukraine
Engine and Transmission Bilateral Relations

The U.S. Supplies AIM-9M to Ukraine

The U.S. will send AIM-9M Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles to the Ukrainian Air Force. These missiles are known for their performance at dogfight.

Sidewinder Fired from F-16 Missed the Target on the First Attempt
Weapon / Missile Sensors

Sidewinder Fired from F-16 Missed the Target on the First Attempt

The first missile fired by a US F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet on Sunday at an unidentified flying object over Lake Huron missed the target, according to Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a press briefing Tuesday.

 F-22 Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon
Air E/W Bilateral Relations

F-22 Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon

A U.S. Air Force fighter shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon, Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III said in a written statement. This marks the F-22 Raptor’s first enemy air platform kill.

Germany to Acquire F-35 and Munition with $8.4 Billion Price Tag
Air Ammunition Bilateral Relations

Germany to Acquire F-35 and Munition with $8.4 Billion Price Tag

The US State Department approved FMS to Germany of F-35 Aircraft, Munitions, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $8.4 billion.

Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker
Weapon / Missile

Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker

President of the Defence Industry Agency (DIA), Professor İsmail Demir, announced from his social media accounts that Tubitak SAGE’s (Defence Industry Research and Development Institute) Gökdoğan Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile BVR/Peregrine) was fired with radar seeker. Demir stated that BVR Peregrine and Bozdoğan Within Visual Range (WVR/Merlin) would be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces.

G.A. Unveils MQ-9B STOL UAV
Navy / Maritime Ammunition Expo and Air Show

G.A. Unveils MQ-9B STOL UAV

U.S. Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) unveiled a new MQ-9B UAV variant at INDO PACIFIC 2022 expo in Australia. The MQ-9B STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) is designed to operate from amphibious vessel decks.