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


Modern, Versatile and Proven

The AMRAAM® air-to-air missile is the world's most sophisticated air dominance weapon. With more than 25 years of design, upgrades, testing and production, the AIM-120 missile continues to meet all warfighter requirements. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in more than 4,200 test shots and 10 air-to-air combat victories.

The AMRAAM missile 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, it is the baseline weapon on the NASAMS™ launcher.

In the air-to-air role, no other missile compares to the AMRAAM missile. 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 missile 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 missiles are fully integrated onto the F-35 and support the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B initial operational capability as the only air-to-air missile qualified on the F-35.

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

Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, the AMRAAM-ER missile will be integrated into the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in the medium range air defense market.

The NASAMS launcher 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, the NASAMS system is in service with Norway, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United States and one undisclosed country. It is also currently in production for Oman.

The AMRAAM air-to-air missile 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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Media Coverage

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Raytheon tests air missile with ground system (Arizona Daily Star)

Raytheon’s extended range AMRAAM missile destroys target in first flight test (Defense News)

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)

News Releases

Raytheon, USAF developing new signal processor for AMRAAM

Raytheon completes first AMRAAM-ER missile flight tests from NASAMS air defense system

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