June 17, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) continues to exceed renegotiated delivery schedule requirements of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to the U.S. Air Force following the renewal of contract payments in
, a successful live-fire test and certification of a second rocket motor source.
Nammo Group, the second AMRAAM rocket motor source based in Raufoss,
, was officially certified by the Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board earlier this year. In 2010, Raytheon and Nammo began development and qualification of an alternative rocket motor for the AIM-120 AMRAAM.
"Maintaining consistent and timely AMRAAM deliveries to the U.S. government and our international customers is a top priority for Raytheon, and Nammo has played a critical role in this effort," said Dr.
Taylor W. Lawrence
, president of Raytheon Missile Systems.
The live-fire test was performed in
at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All test objectives were successfully accomplished, according to U.S. Air Force officials.
AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational flexibility in both air-to-air and surface-launch engagement scenarios and provides today's warfighter with enhanced operational capability, cost effectiveness and future growth options/solutions.
Procured by 36 countries, the combat-proven AMRAAM has been operational and integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado, Harrier, F-4 and the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is also the baseline missile for the NATO-approved Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.
The AMRAAM program is currently on track and weapons continue to be delivered to customers.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of
and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in
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