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Raytheon targets new paths for Ai3 interceptor

31st October 2013 - 11:56 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Despite stalled production, the future of the Ai3 counter-rocket, artillery, mortar (C-RAM) interceptor programme could take two different paths: fielding or becoming a programme of record, manufacturer Raytheon believes.

Speaking to Shephard, Michael Means, manager of Raytheon Missile Systems, said following the tests of the Ai3 interceptor at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona from September 16-30, the plans to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) have been put on hold.

‘The army currently does not have funding for LRIP but we are working with them to find out where we take this demonstrated capability next,’ Means said, although

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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