Chinese PL15 Air To Air missile: What’s the range? Down from a claim of 200km to 145km.


The PL-15 entered military service in 2016 and is carried by the Chengdu J-10C, Shenyang J-16 and the Chengdu J-20,[5] aircraft.

The missile features an active electronically scanned array radar seeker,[6] and has a range exceeding 200 km – comparable to that of the Russian R-37 missile. It is 4 meters long and incorporates a dual-thrust solid-fuel rocket motor, capable of a speed of Mach 4.[3]

In Zhuhai air show 2021, China unveiled an export variant of PL-15 named PL-15E with a maximum range of 145km. The export version reportedly has less range than the parent version, similar to the situation between SD-10 and its domestic counterpart PL-12.[4]


he AIM-260 Joint Advanced Tactical Missile (JATM) is an American beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) currently being developed by Lockheed Martin. Designed to address advanced threats, the missile is expected to replace the AIM-120 AMRAAM currently in US service.Launch platform: Aircraft:: Lockheed Martin F-22 …Maximum firing range: 200 km
Designer: Lockheed Martin
AIM-260 JATM – Wikipedia





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