The US Air Force Test Fires AMRAAM

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The US Air Force Test Fires AMRAAM
RTX announced that the US Air Force (USAF) had completed its first test of the AIM-120C-8 missile.

This missile is the newest international variant of the AMRAAM missile family, which was developed based on the Form, Fit, Function (F3R) refresh.

According to RTX’s press release, the AIM-120C-8 was fired from an F-15C Eagle fighter jet and successfully downed aerial targets while fulfilling all primary test flight objectives.

Under the F3R program, engineers use model-based systems engineering initiatives and other digital technologies to enhance some advanced circuit cards and processors in the missile guidance section.

This test firing of the AIM-120C-8 follows the successful completion of tests of the previous AIM-120D-3 variant.

Recently, the USAF awarded Raytheon a $1.15 billion AMRAAM contract to produce AIM-120D-3 and C-8 missiles for 19 countries worldwide.

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