China is the first to have developed an air-to-air missile for helicopter

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n Shenzhen Satellite TV’s Military Information Direct Broadcast program February 9, 2015, it is revealed that according to a CCTV footage, China is the first to have developed an air-to-air missile for helicopter with the codename of Feiyan-90, reported defence-blog.com.

The US and Russia use in their helicopters the air-to-air missile for fighter jets. They are too big and heavy. For example, an air-to-air missile for US fighter jet is 2.8 meter long and weighs 80 kg. A Feiyan-90 air-to-air missile is only 1.9 meters long and weighs only 20 kg. That enables a helicopter to carry more air-to-air missiles to hit enemy helicopters.


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