Air Force contract modification for the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
Unfortunately, the Strike Eagle's radar is not magic, and neither is the advanced medium-range air-to-air missile
, or any other.
Two F/A-18C Hornets were on a missile shooting exercise, the wingman armed with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
. The target was a BQM-74 drone.
The US Department of Defense said, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $104,575,981 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
The PMEL will enable powered ejection of Meteor and AMRAAM (AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
) from the fuselage underside.
Raytheon also got a $534 million contract from the Air Force for production of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
. Work will be occurred in Tucson.
Regarding my article "Global Power Requires a Global, Persistent Air-to-Air Capability" (Winter 2010), Lt Col Paul Matier ("Ricochets and Replies," Spring 2011) points out some problems with arming B-1s with advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles
(AMRAAM) that I generally agree with.
Delivery of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
, or Amraam, to the United States and its allies is scheduled to begin in 2010 and continue through 2011, Raytheon said in a statement yesterday.