IN FOCUS: USAF committed to replace AMRAAM and HARM with new missile

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  1. Sridhar

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    [h=1]IN FOCUS: USAF committed to replace AMRAAM and HARM with new missile[/h]
    Twenty years after entering service, the Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM is still one of the most feared weapons in air warfare, yet it may also be among the most endangered.

    China and Russia are developing new air-to-air missiles with possibly longer ranges, adding to the overall threat posed since 2010 by the appearance of the Sukhoi T-50 and Chengdu J-20 prototype stealth fighters.

    Moreover, a new generation of surface-to-air missile systems are extending their reach, making a strike by fighters armed with anti-radiation missiles - the 27-year-old Raytheon AGM-88 HARM - an ever more perilous mission for the air crews.

    IN FOCUS: USAF committed to replace AMRAAM and HARM with new missile
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Seems like the idea would have arisen earlier than now. A partial ramjet-power missile is very innovative.
     

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