posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 01:28 AM
This is not new NWC China lake has a long history of building variants to this very good missile
China Lake experimented with Sidewinder in the air-to-ground mode including use as an anti-tank weapon.
There was one variant during the Vietnam war that was made to home in on lights.
Head lights of trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
There is even a story of one of these that went after a flashlight in the hand of a NVA as he walked down the trail leading a company of NVA
One of the troops was later captured and just wanted to know what type missile the US had for hunting people on foot.
There were a few north Vietnamese patrol boats that were hit by US carrier pilots that needed to expend there Sidewinders before returning to there