Monday, June 17, 2013

Rocket motor source certified

PARIS -- Raytheon Co. continues to exceed renegotiated delivery schedule requirements of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to the U.S. Air Force following the renewal of contract payments in December 2012, a successful live-fire test and certification of a second rocket motor source. Nammo Group, the second AMRAAM rocket motor source based in Raufoss, Norway, was officially certified by the Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board earlier this year. In 2010, Raytheon and Nammo began development and qualification of an alternative rocket motor for the AIM-120 AMRAAM. The live-fire test was performed in January 2013 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. All test objectives were successfully accomplished, according to U.S. Air Force officials. (Source: PRNewswire, 06/17/13) Previous: Fixing a key missile; F-35 drops AIM-120; F-35 has missile launch milestone; Contract: Raytheon, $534.8M