Is it possible for the UK tech tree to acquire the ASRAAM missile in the future?

In the next major update, the UK will receive the Tornado ADV with ARH capability. Both the Tornado ADV and IDS can be upgraded to launch ASRAAM in future updates, so I believe it’s time to consider adding ASRAAM. Additionally, the UK tech tree could feature upgraded versions of the Harrier and Jaguar, such as the Harrier GR7A, GR9, and Jaguar GR3A, all of which can be equipped with ASRAAM.

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Its a tad too advance yet. Would probably out range Aim-120s most of the time (in game) and would be essentially unflareable. maybe an ultra nerfed version, but I dont really see the point.

Im hoping for maybe a Tornado Gr4 with 2x ASRAAM later this year or early next year though, but nothing more capable than that to carry them for at least a year+

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Its really not.

Endgame level IR missiles like the ASRAAM, AIM-9X, IRIS-T, etc are still a ways away.

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I expect Jaguar GR.3A & Tornado GR.4 with x2 ASRAAM Q4 or december this year or Q1 2025 (march) before fighter aircraft

I guess IRIS-T better ASRAAM 25 %. and AIM-9X better ASRAAM 8%

I might believe gaijin no problem ASRAAM on light attack aircraft and supersonic attack aircraft. but before fighter aircraft with ASRAAM

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In DCS, the AIM-9X is available, even with the most advanced infrared missiles, pre flaring is still effective. Of course, it might be too early now, but I’m just suggesting that adding the ASRAAM could be put on the agenda. If more advanced infrared missiles are added, the game modes and mechanics would need to change, because if pre-flaring becomes necessary after entering a merge, the current player numbers would certainly lead to a significant shortage of countermeasures.

On the contrary, in the U.S. Air Force’s bidding process, the AIM-132 performed better than the AIM-9X. The IRIS-T is more comparable to the PL-10 and AAM-5.

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sadly, I think no. I’d love to clap everyone’s cheeks with ASRAAM, but I rather suspect everyone would (not unreasonably) cry so hard it’d get nerfed into oblivion. so we’ll head that off by not adding it. besides, de-chirping is a thing 😉 though Gaijin doesn’t want you to know that

Eventually the US could and should get asraam for f35 as it was successfully fired from US F-35s as well as obviously British ones

What aircraft was the asraam fired by for US other than f35 if you know?

Australian F-18

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Any differences between US and Aussie hornets in terms of pylons? Could it be added to the std US hornet or would an Australian one have to be added to US

The system under test was the ASRAAM Hazard Monitoring Equipment (HME) Missile fitted to a
LAU-7/A-7 (AUS) missile launcher installed on the stations 1 and 9 and an ASRAAM HME missile fitted
to a LAU-115 / LAU-127 missile launcher installed on stations 2 and 8 of a HUG AF/A-18A and
AF/A-18B aircraft. The ASRAAM HME missile was used for the HERO testing, as it was physically and
electrically representative of the ASRAAM operational missile with the exception of the removal and
instrumentation of the missile electro-explosive devices (EEDs) and inerting of all other explosives.

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However, with the retirement of the Royal Australian Air Force’s classic Hornets, the ASRAAM also retired. The Royal Australian Air Force’s currently equipped Super Hornets, EA-18Gs, and F-35s are all armed with AIM-9X.

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So it could go to US like the m1a1AIM? Or bc pylons are basically identical just add it to US early f18s

I don’t think this is up to us to decide. Snail often adds premium or squadron vehicles without much logic. However, I wouldn’t mind if the Americans had a classic Australian Hornet, and then the CF-18 could be added to the British tech tree.

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Y’know that wouldn’t be half bad. Could have the iris t as a gimmick

ASRAAM would completely outclass all other missiles in the game, so it’s a bit to early to add it.

Interesting, have you got any more information on that?

i’ve seen bits and bobs of it being fired from the F-16 and F/A-18.
Old video but https://youtu.be/cKN_2ViE4eM?si=aokOStPRkJliNcgE at 0:18 you can see an ASRAAM fitted to the outer wing pylon of an F-16 in a test fire, and at 0:30 an Australian F/A-18 (C?) has one mounted, and one can be seen firing at 0:38

The Hornet can be identified as Australian thanks to the Roundels and maunfacturer literature confirms the use of ASRAAM by the RAAF, I’m assuming based on the markings at 0:10 that the test fire in the clip afterward is an American F-16?

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Not all that surprising they can be fired from basically anything that can also fire Aim-9. As like IRIS-T they intentionally use the same mounting system. With Block 6 ASRAAM now able to be sold. We may see them sold to nations that operate different aircraft types in the future.

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Not really surprising, merely it confirms it, although given the damned thing was supposed to be integrated on American aircraft to begin with you’d kind of hope it could be fired from anything an AIM-9 could be fired from.

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