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IRIS-T Air-to-Air Guided Missile, Germany

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Core Tip: IRIS-T (infra-red imaging system - tail / thrust vector controlled) is an air-to-air guided missile manufactured by Diehl BGT Defence as part of a Germany-led multinational programme. The missile is intended to replace AIM-9 Sidewinder miss

IRIS-T Air-to-Air Missile

IRIS-T (infra-red imaging system - tail / thrust vector controlled) is an air-to-air guided missile manufactured by Diehl BGT Defence as part of a Germany-led multinational programme. The missile is intended to replace AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles used by the Nato member countries.

The IRIS-T entered service in December 2005 with the air forces of participating programme nations including Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Spain. The export customers of the IRIS-T are Austria, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

The IRIS-T is integrated on the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18, Tornado and Gripen fighter aircraft.

Variants of the IRIS-T missile

"The IRIS-T variants are tailor-made for a variety of carrier platforms conducting air, ground and naval operations."