Raytheon gets a huge contract to sell AMRAAM missiles to Arab and foreign countries
The deal, announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 20, covers missile production AMRAAM and measurement system. Remote AMRAAM, primary and field parts, and other production engineering support activities.
Sales to Bahrain, Belgium, and BulgariaCanada Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, and the NetherlandsNorway and diameter andKingdom of Saudi Arabia . And Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, which account for about 39% of the contract value.
The work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2027.
An American-made air-to-air missile outside the visual field of view, directing the Emram missile with active radar guidance. The missile weighs 152 kg. The warhead weighs 23 kg, is 3.1 meters long, and has a diameter of 160 mm. The missile can hit targets up to 48 kilometers away and has a speed of Mach 4.
It is considered AMRAAM missile The most advanced air-to-air weapon in the world. With more than 25 years of design and modernization experience. testing and production, and the AIM-120 missile continues to meet all fighters’ requirements. Its capabilities have been fully proven in over 4,700 test rounds and 10 air-to-air combat victories.
AMRAAM has an all-weather, and beyond visual range (BVR) capability. It improves air combat capabilities . American and allied aircraft to counter the threat enemy weapons Jo-Jo as it existed in 1991.
AMRAAM is a follow-up to the AIM-7 Sparrow series of missiles. The new missile is faster, smaller, lighter, and has capabilities. Optimized against low altitude targets.
It also includes a data link to direct the missile to a point where it will be launched radar Active and intercept the final target. The inertial reference unit and microcomputer system make the missile less dependent on the aircraft’s fire control system.
Once the missile approaches the target, the active radar directs it to intercept. This feature, known as “fire and forget”, The aircrew was freed from the need for more direction, enabling the aircrew The Plane Aiming and firing several missiles. simultaneously on multiple targets and break the radar lock after the missile finders become active and orient themselves at the targets.
The missile also features the ability to “home when jammed” which gives it the ability to switch from B guidanceactive radar to guidance. Passive – guidance by jamming signals from the target aircraft. Onboard software allows the missile to detect if it is jammed, and to direct its target using the appropriate guidance system.
Flexible and accurate
Rocket collects AMRAAM Unprecedented performance in a lightweight, cost-effective package. It uses a combination of inertial guidance, mid-course updates, and active onboard radar to find . on intended target and complete the interception. Due to continuous development and modernization, they remain the gold standard in the air dominance arena.
AMRAAM is truly a dual-role missile, providing operational flexibility in air-to-surface launch engagements. in the aerial role. The weapon’s advanced active guidance section and mature seeker design allow targets to be found quickly in the most challenging environments. In the surface launch role, it is the primary weapon in NASAMS, allowing nations to use the same The missile in either role without any modifications.
Ground air defense
Prepare rocket AMRAAM-Extended Range is a new ground-launched solution that will intercept targets at long distances. longer and at higher altitudes. The AMRAAM-ER missile gets its boost in range from a larger missile engine and algorithms. Improved flight control.
It was decided AMRAAM-ER missile Specifically designed for ground-based air defense, and will be integrated with the NASAMS launcher to increase air defense protection. in the mid-range air defense market.