Department of Defense recently announced that SLAMRAAM
would be funded through development and testing and will maintain an emergency operational capability.
The FMTV was chosen as the new platform for the SLAMRAAM
system to provide improved crew and system survivability, particularly in light of lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
system is a comparatively cost-effective defense against cruise missiles, Mullin said.
A video clip of the SLAMRAAM
test firing from its new platform is available upon request.
system that is to be developed would have been extremely effective against the Iraqi cruise missile threat and would have saved countless dollars," said Jeff Stevens, deputy product manager, in a statement published in an Army web site.
Operational testing of the system continues in support of SLAMRAAM
low rate initial production planned for late 2009.
Air and missile defense systems included in the IBCS program architecture are weapon and sensor systems already developed/produced by Raytheon, including: the Patriot air and missile defense system, JLENS (Joint Land-Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System), SLAMRAAM
(Surface-Launched Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Missile), the Sentinel Radar, and the THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense) radar.
demonstrated its ability to form a network of sensor elements tracking live targets and providing each battlefield element with a common air picture with fire quality data.
The success of this mission is a significant achievement for the SLAMRAAM
program as we move into the testing phase," said Pete Franklin, vice president for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' National & Theater Security Programs.
(Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) and U.
This review establishes that the SLAMRAAM
system meets or exceeds our joint warfighters' requirements providing a reliable and critical air defense capability.
May 30, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's SLAMRAAM
(Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) program marked the delivery of the first Integrated Fire Control Shelter (IFCS) May 26 at a ceremony at Boeing's Huntsville, Ala.