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Air Force asks Raytheon to upgrade AMRAAM radar-guided air-to-air missile software in $125 mil deal

Tuesday, September 15, 2020   (0 Comments)

By John Keller  |  September 11, 2020  |  Military & Aerospace Electronics

 

The AMRAAM SIP is to create advanced versions of the AIM-120D AMRAAM, with improvements in almost all areas, including 50 percent greater range.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – U.S. Air Force aerial warfare experts are asking Raytheon Technologies Corp. to upgrade the U.S. Navy and Air Force AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) under terms of a $125 million four-year contract announced Wednesday.

Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are asking the Raytheon Missiles & Defense segment in Tucson, Ariz., to carry out the AMRAAM System Improvement Program (SIP).

The AMRAAM SIP is to create advanced versions of the AIM-120D AMRAAM missile, with improvements in almost all areas, including a 50 percent greater range than previous versions of the anti-aircraft missile, and better guidance over its entire flight envelope for an improved probability of kill. READ MORE...


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