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IAF F-16 with Stunner as AAM?

Alert 5 Ľ Israeli F-16I carrying Stunner missile - Military Aviation News

An Israeli Air Force F-16I has been spotted carrying the Stunner interceptor from the Davidís Sling air defense missile system.

Israeli Stunner: The future of US AAMs?



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David%27s_Sling

"....Operating at Mach 7.5 speeds and with a cruising range of 300 km, the Stunner missile is designed to intercept the newest generation of tactical ballistic missiles at low altitude, such as Iskander, using an on-board dual CCD/IR seekers to distinguish between decoys and the actual warhead of the missile, in addition to tracking by Elta EL/M-2084 Active electronically scanned array multi-mode radar. The multi-stage interceptor consists of a solid-fuel, rocket motor booster, followed by an asymmetrical kill vehicle with advanced steering for super-maneuverability during the kill-stage. A three-pulse motor provides additional acceleration and maneuverability during the terminal phase. David's Sling became operational in April 2017".......

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