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Sidewinder Rocket Motors

AIM-9M (Mk 36) Rocket Motor

Orbital ATK’s Mk 36 AIM-9M Sidewinder rocket motor is a single-thrust propulsion system. The rocket motor’s all-boost thrust profile provides maximum missile range and minimum time to target. Its reduced smoke HTPB propellant provides high energy performance with a low exhaust signature to decrease the chance of missile detection.

The rocket motor propels the AIM-9M Sidewinder short-range, infrared air-to-air missile system for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. The Sidewinder is also exported to NATO countries and other U.S. allies under foreign military sales. The Sidewinder’s primary mission is to neutralize high performance enemy aircraft under all weather conditions. The missile is carried on a multitude of aircraft such as the A-10, AV-B8, H-1 helicopter, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18.

AIM-9P (SR116-HP-1) Rocket Motor

Designed and manufactured by Orbital ATK, the SR116 AIM-9P Sidewinder rocket motor is a single-thrust propulsion system. The rocket motor is reentering production in 2015 to extend the service life of AIM-9P missiles sold to NATO and allied countries.

The rocket motor propels the AIM-9P Sidewinder missile. The missile is a supersonic, heat-seeking air-to-air missile. Previously used by the U.S. Air Force, the missile is now exported to NATO countries and other U.S allies. It is launched from the F-5 and F-16, as well as other NATO and U.S. ally aircraft.

AIM-9X (Mk 139) Rocket Motor

Designed and manufactured by Orbital ATK, the Mk 139 Sidewinder rocket motor is a single-thrust propulsion system that incorporates a thrust vector control package for use on the AIM-9X missile to improve maneuverability.

The rocket motor propels the AIM-9X Sidewinder, the premier short-range, infrared, air-to-air missile system for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. The Sidewinder’s primary mission is to neutralize high performance enemy aircraft under all weather conditions. The missile is carried on a multitude of aircraft including the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18.

More Information

AIM-9M (Mk 36) Sidewinder Rocket Motor Fact Sheet
AIM-9P (SR116-HP-1) Sidewinder Rocket Motor Fact Sheet
AIM-9X (Mk 139) Sidewinder Rocket Motor Fact Sheet