AMRAAMAdvanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
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Much as the NASAMS employs the AMRAAM AAM, Diehl Defence have utilised the Infra-Red Imaging System Tail (IRIS-T) AAM in their IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) short-to-medium range GBAD system.
An additional feature that we should think about for improving the capability of future missiles involves putting an AESA radar on the AMRAAM, as the Japanese have done with their AAM-4B and as the British may do with the Meteor, if this addition is technically possible.
Armament: 20 mm multi-barrel Vulcan cannon, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-7 F/M, AIM-9L/M, M129, MK-82/84, CBU-87/89/97/103/104/105, GBU-10/12/15/24/27/28/31, EGBU-15, AGM-65, AGM-130/154A.
The Army plans to select a contractor for SLAMRAAM next year, who will be responsible to integrate the launcher with government-supplied AMRAAM missiles.
The Omanis are also getting cutting-edge air-to-air missiles, designed to knock out hostile aircraft at long-distances, such as Raytheon's AIM-120C AMRAAM, "fire and forget" weapons which can be launched against multiple targets well beyond pilots' visual range, and supersonic AIM-8/9 Sidewinder close air-combat missiles.
Raytheon is offering a cheaper upgrade of its AMRAAM (advanced medium-range-air-to-air missile) which dominates the market.
In the same room where AMRAAM missiles once were shaken to simulate liftoff, telephone switching equipment is subjected to the equivalent of a major earthquake.
The deal is to build parts of the new AMRAAM missile, which will be carried by the Eurofighter `Typhoon' jet.
June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM.
Andrew Allen tracked two maneuvering drone targets, making the very first dual AMRAAM shot from any F-35 variant, and the first live AMRAAM shot from the F-35B Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant.
The profile for this test required the Typhoon aircraft to track two targets by radar, to simulate an attack on one Mirach using a captive AMRAAM missile while simultaneously attacking the second target with an active missile.
Armament: One M-61A1 20mm multibarrel gun, four AIM-120 AMRAAM, two AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles and two AIM9L/M Sidewinder missiles.