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AMRAAM-ER moves closer to NASAMS integration

17th May 2021 - 11:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Extended-range AMRAAM. (Photo: Raytheon)

Raytheon and Kongsberg conduct first live-fire test of AMRAAM-ER for NASAMS.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Kongsberg have completed the first live-fire test of an extended-range AMRAAM-ER missile for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).

‘We are now one step closer to certification, production and final integration of the [AMRAAM-ER] weapon into NASAMS,’ said Paul Ferraro, VP of Air Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

The live-fire test, conducted at the Andoya Space Defence Centre in Norway, ‘provided critical flight data that will be used to improve the missile’s future software algorithms’, Raytheon claimed in a 12 May statement.

It added that the test team also used a new NASAMS launcher that can accommodate the larger size of AMRAAM-ER.

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