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Raytheon Boosts SL-AMRAAM Abilities

By | June 25, 2007

      Raytheon Co. [RTN] bolstered SL-AMRAAM medium-range missile capabilities, the company announced.

      The International Surface Launched, Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile will be able to include capabilities of the AIM-9X and SL-AMRAAM-ER (extended range) missiles, in addition to the already available AMRAAM, Raytheon stated.

      SL-AMRAAM can defeat current and emerging cruise missiles and a wide range of air breathing threats, Raytheon stated.

      It’s interoperable with the PATRIOT and other air defense systems.

      The system is employed with a number of NATO nations and has been selected by the U.S. Army as the next-generation, medium-range air and missile defense system.

      SL-AMRAAM is deployed in the United States Capital Region homeland defense architecture.

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