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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration

NASAMS LauncherRaytheon Company has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM®. The tests validate that AMRAAM-ER can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher.

Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be combined with AN/MPQ-64 F1Sentinel radar and the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in the medium range air defense market.

"AMRAAM-ER significantly expands the capability of our proven ground-based air defense system. The new surface-launched missile will be even faster and more maneuverable than the current AMRAAM," said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon vice president of Air Warfare Systems.

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