Developed by Hughes in 1968, AIM -95 Agile was a short-range air -to-air missile, which was to replace the AIM-9 Sidewinder. The program was originally initiated by the U.S. Navy. Later, the U.S. Air Force was added, as their AIM -82 program had to be terminated.
The rocket had an infrared seeker and a solid - rocket motor. A number of examples were built, which were used for flight tests. In 1975, the program was discontinued because it was too expensive. Instead, it was decided that the AIM-9 to improve.