Saturday, November 16, 2013

Missile motor hits milestone

Raytheon received the 1,000th AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM) rocket motor from Nammo Group of Raufoss, Norway. The motor is scheduled to be installed in a production AIM-120C7 missile later this month. Following a lengthy qualification process in October 2012, Nammo was certified as an AMRAAM rocket motor supplier for Raytheon and has been delivering motors at the rate of about 90 motors per month. (Source: Raytheon via PRNewswire, 11/17/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is where aerial weapons systems are developed and tested. Previous