SLAMRAAMSurface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile
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acquire the SLAMRAAM to help counter the PLA's expected deployment
Featuring extensive open system architecture, the SLAMRAAM IFCS will enable netted and distributed operations in support of the Army's Future Force and is postured to evolve as technology and advanced capabilities mature.
Army has developed the Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, or SLAMRAAM, for cruise missile defense.) By November 2003, Taiwan received its first delivery of AMRAAMs, and a pilot of Taiwan's Air Force test-fired an AMRAAM at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida on November 10, 2003.
The Slamraam missile ensures a much-extended envelope, with a 15,000-metre ceiling and a 33-km range.
Raytheon last year also landed a $127 million contract to lead the team developing a surface-launched advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (SLAMRAAM) system for the Army and Marine Corps.
The US Army also is generating a requirement for a HUMRAAM system, called Surface Launch AMRAAM (SLAMRAAM).
Currently Eurosam is proposing its Samp-T to different countries, among them Finland and Qatar, where it is bidding respectively against the Slamraam and Patriot Pac-3 and which require respectively four and three firing sections.
The Army also is developing a surface-to-air missile launcher, called Slamraam, which will shoot the same missiles that Air Force and Navy pilots fire from fighter jets.
The US Army plans to begin replacing its Avengers from 2010 with Raytheon's Surface Launched Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (Slamraam), which will enable units to engage aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and unmanned air vehicles over the horizon and beyond the line of sight.
The system, called the surface-launched advanced medium range fir-to-air missile (SLAMRAAM), would defend against enemy cruise and ballistic missiles, unmanned aircraft and helicopters.
The US Marine Corps awarded Raytheon a contract in April 2001 for the development of the Hummer-based Complementary Low Altitude Weapon System (Claws) and in February 2004 the US Army Aviation and Missile Command awarded Raytheon a contract to develop the Slamraam, which is also mounted on the Hummer, the two services' requirements have been merged into the Slamraam project.