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AUSA 2016: AMRAAM ER flight tests sign of things to come

7th October 2016 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington DC


Raytheon, in conjunction with Kongsberg, has recently completed first flight testing of a new AMRAAM Extended Range (AMRAAM-ER) missile. 

The firing test was conducted at Norway’s Andoya Test Centre on 31 August by Norwegian military operators of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).

Outlining the programme during this week’s AUSA gathering in Washington DC, Raytheon programme manager Michael High explained that the new variant couples a current production AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missile, with the fifth generation guidance section.

This is together with the back end from a current production Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) rocket motor and control section. 

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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