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Meaning of "air-to-air missile" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE

air-to-air missile  [ˈɛətʊˈɛə ˈmɪsaɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE

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Air-To-Air missile is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

air-to-air missile

Air-to-air missile

An air-to-air missile is a missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft. AAMs are typically powered by one or more rocket motors, usually solid fuelled but sometimes liquid fuelled. Ramjet engines, as used on the MBDA Meteor, are emerging as propulsion that will enable future medium-range missiles to maintain higher average speed across their engagement envelope. Air-to-air missiles are broadly put in two groups. Those designed to engage opposing aircraft at ranges of less than 30 km are known as short-range or "within visual range" missiles and are sometimes called "dogfight" missiles because they are designed to optimize their agility rather than range. Most use infrared guidance and are called heat-seeking missiles. In contrast, medium- or long-range missiles, which both fall under the category of beyond visual range missiles, tend to rely upon radar guidance, of which there are many forms. Some modern ones use inertial guidance and/or "mid-course updates" to get the missile close enough to use an active homing sensor.

Definition of air-to-air missile in the English dictionary

The definition of air-to-air missile in the dictionary is a missile fired from an aircraft that targets other aircraft in flight.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE


abseil
ˈæbsaɪl
acyl
ˈeɪsaɪl
antimissile
ˌæntɪˈmɪsaɪl
circumscissile
ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪsaɪl
docile
ˈdəʊsaɪl
domicile
ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl
emissile
ɪˈmɪsaɪl
facile
ˈfæsaɪl
fissile
ˈfɪsaɪl
flexile
ˈflɛksaɪl
gracile
ˈɡræsaɪl
missile
ˈmɪsaɪl
pensile
ˈpɛnsaɪl
prehensile
prɪˈhɛnsaɪl
reconcile
ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl
scissile
ˈsɪsaɪl
seil
saɪl
sessile
ˈsɛsaɪl
sile
saɪl
tensile
ˈtɛnsaɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE

air-kiss
air-lift pump
air-minded
air-mindedness
air-raid precautions
air-raid shelter
air-raid siren
air-raid warden
air-raid warning
air-sea base
air-sea missile
air-sea rescue
air-to-air
air-to-ground
air-to-ground missile
air-to-sea
air-to-sea missile
air-to-surface
air-traffic control
air-traffic controller

WORDS THAT END LIKE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE

air-sea missile
air-to-ground missile
air-to-sea missile
anti-aircraft missile
antiballistic missile
antimissile missile
ballistic missile
cruise missile
ensile
esile
expansile
guided missile
intercontinental ballistic missile
intermediate range ballistic missile
intermediate-range ballistic missile
medium-range ballistic missile
medium range missile
resile
standoff missile
subsessile

Synonyms and antonyms of air-to-air missile in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «air-to-air missile» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE

Find out the translation of air-to-air missile to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of air-to-air missile from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «air-to-air missile» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

空 - 空导弹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aire- aire de misiles
570 millions of speakers

English

air-to-air missile
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हवा से हवा में मिसाइल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهواء إلى الجو صواريخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воздух -воздух ракетной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ar -ar mísseis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এয়ার-টু-এয়ার ক্ষেপণাস্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

air -air missile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peluru berpandu udara ke udara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Luft-zu- Luft-Rakete
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

空対空ミサイル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공대공 미사일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Misil udara-ke-udara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tên lửa không -đối-không
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காற்று-க்கு-காற்று ஏவுகணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एअर-टू-एर missile
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Havadan havaya füze
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

air- to-air missile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powietrze -powietrze pocisków
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повітря-повітря ракетної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aer- aer rachete
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αέρος -αέρος πυραύλων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lug-tot - lug missiel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

air - to- air missil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

luft-til - luft-missil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of air-to-air missile

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE»

The term «air-to-air missile» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.444 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about air-to-air missile

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE»

Discover the use of air-to-air missile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to air-to-air missile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The major projects report 2010: appendices and project ...
Team Responsible Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Single point of accountability for Project Capability Head of Capability - Theatre Airspace Senior Responsible Officer N/A Number of Projects / Increments 1 Current Status of Projects ...
Great Britain: National Audit Office, 2010
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Defense Industrial Base Capabilities Study: Protection, ...
... Deceive IR missile with non-dispensable countermeasure in terminal phase ▻ Deny/Disrupt missiles with EW jamming in terminal phase ▻ Deceive missiles with EW deception in terminal phase ▻ Deceive air-to-air missile fire control radar ...
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Encyclopedia of Optical Engineering
Craig M. Deyerle MacAulay-Brown, Inc., Shalimar, Florida, U.S.A. INTRODUCTION TARGET AND BACKGROUND Background The purpose of an infrared (IR) guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) or air-to-air missile (AAM) is to reduce the ...
Ronald G. Driggers, 2003
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Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2008
2.32 The Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (Meteor) will be launched from the Typhoon aircraft, and is designed to have the ability to chase and destroy highly agile manoeuvring aircraft, therefore helping to sustain air superiority.
Great Britain: National Audit Office, 2008
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Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware: 7th ...
Research on Adaptive System of the BTT-45 Air-to-Air Missile Based on Multilevel Hierarchical Intelligent Controller Yongbing Zhong, Jinfu Feng, Zhizhuan Peng, and Xiaolong Liang The Engineering Institute, Air Force Engineering University.
Lishan Kang, Yong Liu, Sanyou Zeng, 2007
6
A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces
According to the Navy, two short-range air-to-air missile systems— the Russian AA-1 1 and Israel's Python 4— exceed the capability of the United States' short- range Sidewinder missile. Those missiles have longer ranges and "[If] integrated  ...
Lane Pierrot, Jo Ann Vines, 1997
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Air Warfare
Other systems included the internationally procured MILAN. The French air force also commissioned the construction of several missiles,particularly air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles for various missions. The first French air-to-air missile was  ...
Walter J. Boyne, 2002
8
Air Power And Challenges To Iaf
Some work has also progressed on ship launched Dhanush, a Short Range Ballistic Missile and Astra, a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air Missile. The scientists are also on job to develop an Ann" Missile on the lines of Israeli missile  ...
J A Khan, 2004
9
Library of Congress Subject Headings
... Air-to-air refueling USE Airplanes—Air refueling Air-to-air rockets (May Subd Geog) UF Aircraft rockets BT Airplanes, Military—Armament Rockets (Ordnance) NT AMRAAM (Air-to-air missile) Air-to-surface missiles UF Missiles, Air-to-surface  ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2006
10
Taiwan's Security and Air Power: Taiwan's Defense Against ...
... Air launched cruise missile Anti-missile defense system Advanced medium range air-to-air missile Air Office Commanding Air operation centers Anti- radiation missile Advanced short range air-to-air missile Anti-submarine warfare Advanced ...
Martin Edmonds, Michael Tsai, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term air-to-air missile is used in the context of the following news items.
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Guided missiles: Arizona's most high-tech company
An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter completes the first in-flight launch of a Raytheon-built advanced medium-range air-to-air missile, the ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
2
Controversy Flares Over F-35 Air Combat Report
Also, the F-35 cannot exploit this capability in stealth configuration because there is no suitable high-off-boresight air-to-air missile planned for ... «Aviation Week, Jul 15»
3
Air Defense: MEADS Rises From The Dead
... against missiles and aircraft, and the long range IRIS-T SL air-to-air missile (range of 40 kilometers) for attacking aircraft and some missiles. «Strategy Page, Jul 15»
4
F-16 Shooting Down A Drone Looks As Awesome As It Sounds
... but one can only imagine what this might look like in the future when drones are actually capable of firing back an air-to-air missile at the jet. «Ubergizmo, Jul 15»
5
Five crucial but delayed DRDO projects
1) Astra Air-to-Air missile. Sanctioned in 2004, the missile's project completion date has been re-revised to December 2016. Dogged by ... «Economic Times, Jun 15»
6
Calls for MH17 guilt tribunal raise tricky issues
... jet's machine guns or in a revised version, an air-to-air missile it was then supposed to have fired at the Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER. «Crikey, Jun 15»
7
Air Defense: Standard Missile 6 For Everyone
The SM-6 is basically the existing SM-2 anti-aircraft missile with the more capable guidance system of the AMRAAM air-to-air missile, as well as ... «Strategy Page, Jun 15»
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon …
... fires of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II infrared air-to-air missile. The U.S. government is now finalizing the approval, acceptance and delivery ... «Nasdaq, Jun 15»
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Maiden flight of first Philippine FA-50 a success
It can be fitted with AIM-9 Sidewinder, a short-range air-to-air missile; AGM-65, an air-to-surface missile designed for close-air support missions; ... «Ang Malaya Net, Jun 15»
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Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed-Raytheon-Bombardier Team Up …
... Sidewinder Block II infrared air-to-air missile. The U.S. government is now finalizing the approval, acceptance and delivery of Block II missiles ... «Zacks.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Air-To-Air missile [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/air-to-air-missile>. Dec 2019 ».
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