Raytheon Missiles Systems has flight-tested the AMRAAM-ER missile from the NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) medium-range land-based mobile air defence system.
Featuring an enlarged rocket motor and other enhancements, AMRAAM-ER missile will expand the Kongsberg Defense Systems NASAMS air defence system engagement envelope with a 50% increase in maximum range and 70% increase in maximum altitude.
The live-fire shot verified that the complete system – including the AMRAAM-ER missile, NASAMS missile launcher, Sentinel Radar and the fire distribution center worked seamlessly together to engage and destroy a target drone with a live-warhead-equipped missile.
In addition to the U.S., it NASAMS is in service in Norway, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands and one undisclosed country. It is also currently in production for Oman.