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DSEI 2019: Nammo extends ramjet-assisted munitions technology to missiles

11 September 2019
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Norway's Nammo is extending its innovative ramjet-assisted munitions technology into the missile market.

The company first displayed a ramjet-assisted 155 mm artillery round at the 2018 Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. At this month's DSEI exhibition in London, the company unveiled its work to apply this technology to missiles, initially focusing on surface-to-air and air-to-air weapons. A representative full-scale model of a surface-to-air missile was on display at the show.

Explaining the concept to Jane's at DSEI on 10 September, Frank Møller, vice-president of strategy and business development in the company's aerospace propulsion division, noted that 70-80% of a missile consists of its rocket motor, of which 80% is the required oxidant.

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