The ASRAAM (Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile), also known in US as the AIM-132, is a highly maneuverable heat-seeking short-range air-to-air missile produced by the United Kingdom’s MBDA corporation. It was developed in order to replace the aging AIM-9 Sidewinder. The ASRAAM entered service in 1998 and has since been deployed in at least one conflict.
The ASRAAM’s effective 10 kg high-explosive fragmentation warhead can be triggered by either a proximity fuse or impact. It has a longer range and more powerful warhead than the US Sidewinder missile. It can be used on the F/A-18, Eurofighter, Typhoon, F-35.
The ASRAAM can be used on any aircraft that can also operate the AIM-9.