Vympel R-37 (missile)

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A successor to the Vympel R-33, the Vympel R-37 is a long-range air-to-air missile,[1] with the Western designation AA-X-13 ARROW. Like its predecessor, the R-33, known in the West as the AA-9 AMOS, this missile is intended principally for attacking high-value assets such as C3I-ISR, bomber, and tanker aircraft. It also may be an anti-cruise missile missile.

Using dual mode 9B-1388 active/semi-active radar guidance, and the missile range is reported to be approximately 160 nmi. and can reach ranges touching 160 NM. The first public demonstration was in October 1993, from a MiG-31M (fighter).


  1. "Beyond BVR: Russia's R-37 and KS-172 LRAAMs", IMINT & Analysis, May 6, 2007