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Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM)

Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

Modern, Versatile and Proven

The Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM®) is the world's most sophisticated air dominance weapon. With more than 25 years of design, upgrades, testing and production, the AIM-120 continues to meet all warfighter requirements. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in more than 3,900 test shots and 10 combat victories.

The AMRAAM is a versatile and proven weapon with operational flexibility in a wide variety of scenarios, including air-to-air and surface-launch engagements. In the surface launch role, AMRAAM is the baseline weapon on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).

In the air-to-air role, no other missile compares to AMRAAM. The weapon's advanced active guidance section provides aircrew with a high degree of combat flexibility and lethality. Its mature seeker design allows it to quickly find targets in the most combat challenging environments.

Procured by 37 countries including the U.S., the combat-proven AMRAAM has been integrated onto the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado and Harrier. The AIM-120C5 and AIM-120C7 are fully integrated on the F-35 and support USMC's F-35B initial operational capability as the only air-to-air missile qualified on the F-35.

An AMRAAM AIM-120C7 missile is fired from a NASAMS High Mobility Launcher during the Thor's Hammer international firing exercises in Sweden last year.
An AMRAAM AIM-120C7 missile is fired from a NASAMS High Mobility Launcher during the Thor's Hammer international firing exercises in Sweden last year.

Ground-based Air Defense
AMRAAM Extended Range is a new, ground-launched missile that will intercept targets at longer distances and higher altitudes. AMRAAM-ER gets its boost in range from integration of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile rocket motor and smarter flight control algorithms.

Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be integrated into the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS™) to provide increased air defense protection in the medium range air defense market.

NASAMS is deployed by six countries, in production for a seventh, and has been integrated into the U.S.’ National Capital Region’s air defense system since 2005. Manufactured by Raytheon and Kongsberg, NASAMS is in service with Norway, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United States and one undisclosed country. It is also currently in production for Oman.

AMRAAM packs unprecedented performance into a lightweight, cost-effective package. Because of the weapon's ongoing modernization and proven performance, it continues to deliver the highest dependability and versatility at the lowest cost of ownership.

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Raytheon AMRAAM Proves Air Combat and Defense Capability
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AMRAAM proves air combat and defense capability.

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Media Coverage

Marines complete successful live-fire AMRAAM test (Inside Defense)

F-35 sets weapons test mission record with new software (DoD Buzz)

VIDEO: Farnborough 2016: Giving the F-35 its spark (Shephard)

F-35 packs a punch (AINonline)

Raytheon Missile fired more than 30 times from the Joint Strike Fighter (SDArabia)

Raytheon contracted for AMRAAM platform integration (UPI)

Raytheon wins USAF contract worth $28 million for AMRAAM aircraft platform integration (Defense World)

Upgrades keep Navy air-to-air weapons on the cutting edge (Seapower)

U.S. Navy cites success with upgraded air-to-air missiles (Aviation Week)

Raytheon tests new air-to-air missile (Gulf Industry)

Dubai Airshow 2015: Raytheon's AMRAAM-ER enhances NASAMS (Military Technology)

News Releases

Raytheon missile fired more than 30 times from the Joint Strike Fighter

U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $573 million to continue building AMRAAM

Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration

Latest AMRAAM variant achieves key program milestones

Raytheon awarded $528 million AMRAAM contract

Raytheon unveils extended range AMRAAM