Can't read your mind... if you aren't talking about LOAL then what it is that mica is good coz of rafale...
If you are talking abt surface to air missile or mica vertical launch capability that had nothing to do with the discussion. Derby python can do the same and so does all other missiles. Even Astra will have a vertical launch platform.
How will MICA take down stealth aircraft with its new seeker ? Please explain
Now since you are yourself saying there is no missile with AESA ( Japan have one ) than how can it be handicapped for meteor. Which by the way can employ aesa the real reason no one is going for it is the cost factor vs advantage Offered analysis. Japan is ready to pay and have a GaN radar sonthey will be getting it in couple of years.
And how did you confirm 120 D doesn't have AESA . As far as I know UK will be paying upward of 3 million+ a piece for them. And it may or may not have AESA since it's classified and it's range too.
Aim 120 D can destroy Mig 29 100 km away ?
Well good luck with that it's not how things happen.
I'm not talking about loal capability or sam, but air to surface capability of aim 9x2. Only aim 9x2 having such capability for ccm [new tests unknown].
The Mica NG RF is a radar-guided air-to-air missile fitted with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar seeker to engage targets with reduced electromagnetic signature. Besides, the AESA seeker will allow smart detection strategies to engage stealth threats. The more compact and lighter electronics will allow loading more propellant extending thus the range of the missile. A new double pulse rocket motor will provide additional energy at the end of the flight improving the maneuverability and the ability to intercept targets at long range.
The Mica NG IR features an advanced infrared (IR) seeker to engage targets with reduced infrared signature such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and stealth aircraft. The IR seeker will be based upon a matrix sensor with greater sensitivity. The more compact and lighter electronics will allow loading more propellant extending thus the range of the missile. A new double pulse rocket motor will provide additional energy at the end of the flight improving the maneuverability and the ability to intercept targets at long range.
On the MICA NG, a new IR seeker based on a matrix sensor provides increased sensitivity, while a new RF seeker with an active electronically scanned antenna (AESA) allows for smart detection strategies. The lower volume of electronic components internally enables MICA NG to carry a larger propellant load, significantly extending its range. Its new dual-pulse rocket motor provides additional energy to the missile at the end of its flight, improving manoeuvrability and the missiles ability to
intercept targets at long range
Rest of info after 2026.
There is no info about aesa seeker on aim 120d or aim 120c8 and considering usaf statements about aesa seeker in chinese aam, and development of new bvr and long range aam, it is hard to say aim 120 having aesa tech. Japan first country to employ aesa rf sensor on production version of fighter jet and use aesa rf sensor on aam or other missile followed by china. Some article says about aesa seeker on russian aams and till now no official info about aesa rf sensor on usa and uk aam, but in other missiles, usa having tech but not funds, new aam comes with aesa rf sensor and with both ram jet and motor engines.
Aim 120d having 170km plus range and build in same and improved tech of c7, means f 35 and f 22 can destroy a mach 2, 5m2 rcs target 100km away with dual data link with ease. Aim 120 d seeker is superior to c7 and c7 seeker superior to c5 which is similar to astra. astra comes in between c5 and c7, if a advanced aam with 180 km can't destroy a 4th gen jet at 100km, then how about astra , less advanced with 100km ?[25km ?]For your knowledge aim 120d not available for all countries or jets but particular countries and jets with 5th gen or similar tech.
Raytheon has adapted the heat-seeking AIM-9X to strike moving targets on the ground or in the water in 2009. Now Raytheon complected more tests and new ccm/bvr aam also consider such capability, due to iwb limitations of stealth aircraft.
Yes you are right, this is not how these works, becz most of jets destroyed by strike and sam, rest by guns. bvr/aam were use less except meteor. Every ones knows about c5 missile launched by paf against iaf, do you ?