Acrid is the NATO reporting name for the AA-6 air-to-air guided missile designed to be carried by the MiG-25 Foxbat interceptor.

At the time of its introduction, Acrid was the largest and longest-ranged AAM in the Russian inventory, with a range of about 30km. After Viktor Belenko's defection in 1976, the missile was upgraded to a longer-ranged version capable of about 50km. Unusually for a long-range missile, it is available in both semi-active radar and in infrared seeker versions.


Information obtained from the Federation of American Scientists Military Analysis Network (www.fas.org). As always, publically available information on military hardware tends to be fragmentary and inconsistent; please do not use this information to plan a war.

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