Armed forces from Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey successfully fired five Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-built Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) AIM-120C7s as part of the Thor’s Hammer flight test campaign in September.
Launched from F-16 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) ground launchers, the missiles achieved five successful shots on a variety of profiles and targets. Norway shot one AIM-120C7 from a NASAMS High Mobility Launcher and Finland shot two from a NASAMS canister launcher, while Switzerland successfully fired one from an F-18 and Turkey fired one from an F-16.
“AMRAAM is the world’s most advanced air dominance weapon, and these successful tests once again demonstrate the missile’s extraordinary level of effectiveness and reliability,” said Mike Jarrett, vice president of Raytheon’s Air Warfare Systems. “Intercepting all five targets from different platforms showcased AMRAAM’s versatility across different scenarios for U.S. and allied forces worldwide.” […]