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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, testing and production, the AIM-120 continues to meet all warfighter requirements. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in more than 3,800 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) launcher.

Norway fired one AMRAAM AIM-120C7 missile from a NASAMS High Mobility Launcher during the Thor’s Hammer international firing exercises in Sweden.
Norway fired one AMRAAM AIM-120C7 missile from a NASAMS High Mobility Launcher during the Thor's Hammer international firing exercises in Sweden.

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 effectiveness. Its mature seeker design allows it to quickly find targets in the most challenging environments.

Raytheon is developing the AMRAAM Extended Range missile. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will enable intercepts at longer distances and higher altitudes. The missile will also be integrated into the NASAMS launcher.

Procured by 36 countries, 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 currently undergoing integration on the F-35 and will be ready to meet F-35B initial operational capability in 2015.

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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