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When in a military flight and firing missiles, the pilot shouts "Fox 3" what does fox stand for/mean?

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"FOX" is from the United States' standardized brevity code in the military. "FOX-1" means that a semi-active radar guided missile is initiated "FOX-2" Is an IR Missile initiate and "FOX-3" is an active radar guided missile launch. Check out http://www.christianfighterpilot.com/fighterpilotspeak.htm#fox for more information.

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These are called out to tell comm of type of missile launched!
"Fox 1" = semi-active radar missile (AIM-7 Sparrow)
"Fox 2" = heat-seeking missile (AIM-9 Sidewinder)
"Fox 3" = active radar missile (AIM-120 AMRAAM)

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Fantastic information!! Thank you!
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Nice guys... If you are vets, weren't you sworn to secrecy?

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