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RAYTHEON AIM-9X BLOCK II MISSILE HITS TARGET IN FIRST FLIGHT FROM NASAMS LAUNCHER
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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AIM-9X Block II missile fired from NASAMS launcher

Source: Kongsberg


AIM-9X Block II missile fired from NASAMS launcher

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PARIS AIR SHOW - Raytheon Co. launched an AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missile for the first time from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, and engaged and destroyed a target during a May 2019 flight test supported by the Royal Norwegian Air Force at the Andoya Test Center in Norway.

The AIM-9X Sidewinder is a:

-- Triple-threat missile that can be used for air-to-air engagements, surface-attack and surface-launch missions without modifications. -- U.S. Navy-led, joint program with the U.S. Air Force and 24 Foreign Military Sales partners.

A NASAMS fire unit comprises a KONGSBERG Fire Distribution Center, missile launchers, and Raytheon Sentinel radar and interceptors. Raytheon's AMRAAM missile is the baseline short- to medium-range interceptor for NASAMS.

"This flight test opened the door for NASAMS customers to add a vital, short-range layer to their ground-based air defense," said Kim Ernzen, vice president of Raytheon Air Warfare Systems. "Pairing Sidewinder with AMRAAM means forces can have complementary interceptors with a mix of sensors to better engage and destroy threats that may attempt to overwhelm a defense system."

Jointly produced by Raytheon and KONGSBERG, NASAMS has been integrated into the U.S. National Capital Region's air defense system since 2005. Seven countries have fielded NASAMS and two others are on contract for delivery.

"The NASAMS path of evolution continues by demonstrating yet another capability from the Raytheon family of missiles in the system, giving customers a true missile mix with AMRAAM, AMRAAM-ER and AIM-9X," said Kjetil Myhra, executive vice president of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.

Source:  Raytheon
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UPGRADED RAM MISSILE READY FOR US NAVY
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Source: Raytheon


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PARIS AIR SHOW -- The U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon Company's RAM Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California, and from the Navy's self-defense test ship off the coast of Southern California.

Raytheon expects to deliver the RAM Block 2A missile to the Navy by the end of the year.

RAM is deployed on more than 165 ships in 11 countries, ranging from 500-ton fast attack craft to 95,000-ton aircraft carriers. The latest software upgrade enhances guidance and the missile's capability to defeat threats.

RAM is an international cooperative program between the United States and Germany. Raytheon and the German company RAMSYS share development, production and maintenance costs.

Source:  Raytheon
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US ARMY SOLDIERS TO RECEIVE ENHANCED STINGER MISSILES FOR COUNTER-DRONE MISSIONS
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Stinger missile moment before warhead detonates

Source: Raytheon


Stinger missile moment before warhead detonates

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PARIS AIR SHOW -- The U.S. Army is retrofitting Stinger missiles, produced by Raytheon, with proximity fuzes to help counter the growing threat of enemy unmanned aircraft systems. The enhancement enables the lightweight, self-contained Stinger air defense system to destroy a wider array of battlefield threats by detonating its warhead near the target, while maintaining the missile's proven hit-to-kill capability.

A pair of Stinger missiles intercepted two small unmanned aircraft systems using proximity fuzes during a U.S. Army test. Proximity fuzes allow missiles to destroy targets with direct hits or by detonating near them.

"The Stinger enhancement gives our troops exactly what they need - an affordable and effective way to defeat the growing number of enemy UAS targets in the skies above the battlefield," said Sam Deneke, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. "The counter-UAS mission is so critical; several allied nations are interested in this upgraded Stinger."

The Army completed qualification testing on the new proximity fuze and will begin delivering the enhanced Stinger missile to soldiers later this year.

Source:  www.raytheon.com

 

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