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PL-21
Type Long-range, active radar homing air-to-air missile Beyond-visual-range missile
Place of origin People's Republic of China
Service history
Used by People's Liberation Army Air Force

People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force

Production history
Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Produced 2012[1]
Specifications
Weight est 600 pounds (270 kg)
Length est 18ft[2]
Diameter 250-300mm[3]

Engine Ramjet
Propellant Solid Fuel
Speed Mach 5
Guidance
system
Active radar Active electronically scanned array[4]
Launch
platform
*Chengdu J-20[5]

The PL-21 is an active radar-guided long range beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile developed by the People's Republic of China. It is considered comparable to the American AIM-120 AMRAAM, DARPA's Triple Threat Terminator (T3), Europe's MBDA's Meteor and the Russian R-77.[8]

Current operators[]

 People's Republic of China

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