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Raytheon and USAF developing new AMRAAM missile signal processor.

| 2017
World Defense & Security Industry News - Raytheon
Raytheon and USAF developing new AMRAAM missile signal processor
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force are developing a new signal processor for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile under the Form Fit Function Refresh program, or F3R. The refresh will help ensure AMRAAM production well into the 2020s, the US-based missile manufacturer announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.
Raytheon and USAF developing new AMRAAM  missile signal processor 640 001Raytheon's AMRAAM missile will receive a new signal processor
(Credit: Raytheon)
The new program comes as the US government and industry team completes production of the 20,000th AMRAAM. With 10 combat victories and more than 4,200 successful test firings, AMRAAM remains the most proven and most technologically advanced air-to-air weapon ever produced.

"AMRAAM is and always has been the best missile of its kind," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon's Missile Systems business. "With the Air Force, we have evolved it beyond expectation, and we will continue to innovate to stay far ahead of the threats our armed services face."

AMRAAM's ability to track targets in electronic warfare environments makes it the leader in the air-to-air arena. Procured by 37 nations, AMRAAM has flown on more aircraft worldwide than any other air-to-air missile.

The latest variant of the AMRAAM, dubbed AIM-120D, has been upgraded in almost all areas, including 50% greater range and better guidance over its entire flight envelope yielding an improved kill capability. It features a two-way data link, a more accurate navigation thanks to a GPS-enhanced IMU, and improved High-Angle Off-Boresight capability.



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