AMRAAM Missile

Fighter plane with a missile deployed underneath it.

Modern, versatile and proven

The AMRAAM® air-to-air missile is the world's most sophisticated air dominance weapon. With more than 25 years of design, upgrades, testing and production, the AIM-120 missile continues to meet all warfighter requirements. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in over 4,700 test shots and 10 air-to-air combat victories.

An AMRAAM-Extended Range missile is fired from a NASAMS™ launcher and successfully engages and destroys a target drone during an international flight test at the Andoya Space Center in Norway.

 

Flexible and precise

The AMRAAM missile packs unprecedented performance into a lightweight, cost-effective package. Because of the weapon's ongoing modernization and proven performance, it continues to deliver dependability and versatility.

The system offers operational flexibility in air-to-air and surface-launch engagements. In the surface-launch role, it is the baseline weapon on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, best known as NASAMS™ launcher.

In the air-to-air role, the weapon's advanced active guidance section provides aircrew with flexibility and lethality. Its mature seeker design allows it to quickly find targets in the most challenging environments.

Procured by 37 countries including the U.S., the AMRAAM missile has been integrated onto the F-15 Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-22 Raptor, Eurofighter Typhoon, JAS-39 Gripen, Tornado and Harrier. The newest version is operational on all F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants. It’s the only radar-guided, air-to-air missile cleared to fly on the F-35.

Ground-based air defense

The AMRAAM-Extended Range missile is a new, ground-launched solution that will intercept targets at longer distances and higher altitudes. The AMRAAM-ER missile gets its boost in range from a bigger rocket motor and smarter flight control algorithms.

Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, the AMRAAM-ER missile will be integrated with the NASAMS launcher for increased air defense protection in the medium-range air defense market. NASAMS is owned by 11 countries and has been integrated into the U.S. National Capital Region’s air defense system since 2005.

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