Fatter

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Fatter
TypeShort-range air-to-air missile
Place of origin Iran
Service history
Used byIranian Air Force
Production history
ProducedSince 2009
Specifications
Diameter127 mm

Propellantsolid rocket fuel
Operational
range
40km
Guidance
system
Infrared homing
Launch
platform
Aircraft
 
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Fatter
TypeShort-range air-to-air missile
Place of origin Iran
Service history
Used byIranian Air Force
Production history
ProducedSince 2009
Specifications
Diameter127 mm

Propellantsolid rocket fuel
Operational
range
40km
Guidance
system
Infrared homing
Launch
platform
Aircraft

Fatter (Persian: فاطر‎) is an Iranian short-range air-to-air missile based on the U.S.-built AIM-9 Sidewinder missile.[1]

Development[edit]

Fatter is a short range missile which uses AIM-9 Sidewinder missile body and Iranian avionics.[2] In 2008 the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force reported test launches of a new IR-guided missile that was identified as the Fatter.[3][4] Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi told news agencies that the missile had a range of 40 kilometers.[5][6] In November 2009 Shahsafi told state TV that mass production of the missile was to be launched.[7] No other information is available about the missile.[8]

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