Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy complete testing of Air-to-Air Missile


April 20, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

TUCSON, Ariz. U.S. Air Force completes operational testing for the Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), the AIM-120D. Following suit, the U.S. Navy finished its initial operational capability (IOC) on the missile.

Raytheon’s AMRAAM variant, the AIM-120D missile has increased range, GPS-aided navigation, two-way data link, and improved weapon effectiveness.

The Air Force testing of the AIM-120D missile verified that it is ready for deployment as the AIM-120D was subjected to several combat scenarios.

For IOC the Navy tested the AIM-120D on the F/A-18 Hornet and the Super Hornet Aircraft. The Navy plans to deploy with the AIM-120D missile later this year.


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