It can't fight. We can't blame him for it, but it's the perfect weapon for loving your enemies.
Having 3 seconds of ammo isn't a problem since it's too fat to dogfight anyway. So why worry that it's being shipped unable to fire at all? No sidewinders needed either... did we mention it can't dogfight.
Since it can only fire over the horizon missiles... put those missiles on cheap drones and be done.