Jul 24, 2016

This unstoppable missile has Russia in its sights

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The technical details of air-to-air missiles are extremely complicated, but the concept is simple — destroy your target before the target destroys you.

One way to improve the odds is to add an air-breathing ramjet engine to give the weapon a boost. That’s the design philosophy behind the Meteor, a 419-pound rail-launched MiG killer which entered service for the first time with the Swedish air force on July 11.

Stockholm’s agile, delta-wing Gripen fighters carry the missiles.

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