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What does SAR stand for?

SAR stands for Semi-Active Radar

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Sparrow/Sea Sparrow A highly-maneuverable, all-weather, beyond-visual-range, semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile used by the United States, NATO and other allied forces.
Buk The Russian Buk M-2E system is the enhanced export version of the medium-range SA-17 and is based on the 9M317 semi-active radar homing missile.
The drone was used to carry towed Infra-Red and Semi-Active Radar Targets, and since its introduction, has continued to be the standard weapons target in both the UK and Australia.
In R-27RE/TE extended-range form the missile employs semi-active radar or infrared homing respectively, and has an unrivalled maximum range of 130 km.
The SM-2 employs inertial mid-course guidance with target updates from the shipboard fire control system, and semi-active radar terminal homing (augmented by a side-mounted infrared seeker from the Block IIIB onwards).
The closest Russian equivalent to the AIM-54 is probably the 490 kg Vympel R-33 (AA-9) with semi-active radar guidance and a range of 120 km, or the more recent 600 kg R-37 with an active radar seeker and a range of 150 km.