Air-Launched Weapons

Raytheon to leverage hypersonic R&D for next-generation AAM solution

19 June 2017

Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is expected to leverage its expanded research in hypersonic weapons technologies to inform the development of its next-generation air-to-air missile solution as a follow-on to the current AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) capability.

Over the past four years, Raytheon Company has invested in excess of USD500 million in Advanced Missile Systems - the growth engine and front-end product line at RMS - for research into, and development of, advanced kinetic and non-kinetic weapon systems technologies, Dr Thomas Bussing, vice-president, Advanced Missile Systems, Raytheon Missile Systems said.

"A significant portion of that investment is related directly to hypersonic weapons," said Bussing.

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