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AIM-120B AMRAAM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$386,000
Also Known As: Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AIM-120 AMRAAM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1991
Total Production: 20,145
Total Cost: USD$20 billion
Family Members: AIM-120 P3I AMRAAM, AIM-120A AMRAAM, AIM-120C AMRAAM, AIM-120D AMRAAM, FMRAAM and SL-AMRAAM
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Description: The AIM-120 AMRAAM is a medium-range, air-to-air missile designed to meet the requirements of the United States and allied nations. The AIM-120 missile is faster, smaller and lighter than its predecessor the AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range missile and also has improved capabilities against low-altitude targets. AMRAAM incorporates active radar seeker with mid-course inertial navigation making it less dependent on aircraft's fire control radar. That capability enables simultaneous AMRAAM launching against different targets. For better performance AMRAAM can receive target location updates from the radar system of the launch aircraft. It has a blast fragmentation warhead detonated by a proximity fuse.

The combat proven AIM-120 AMRAAM missile was employed during military campaigns over Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia. The Air Forces of 18 nations operate the AMRAAM missile. The AMRAAM missile is operational on the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-4F, JAS-39, Sea-Harrier and Tornado aircraft. Raytheon is integrating the AIM-120 on the Eurofighter-Typhoon, F/A-22A and Harrier II+. AIM-120's flexibility concept allows it to be integrated on ground systems becoming a surface-to-air missile. It is being integrated on Norway's NASAMS, Hawk-AMRAAM and HMMWV Surface-to-Air Systems.

The AIM-120B was introduced in 1994 as an improved model. AIM-120B missile is reprogrammable not requiring hardware changes to change its software. Such capability allows software updates with ease. The AIM-120A missile is not reprogrammable. As of 2014, the AIM-120B is being phased out replaced by the C and D variants.

AIM-120B AMRAAM Applications


Combat Aircraft AV-8B Harrier II Plus F-15C Eagle F-15D Eagle F-15E Strike Eagle F-16C Block 32 F-16C Block 40 F-16C Block 42 F-16C Block 50 F-16C Block 52 F-16C Fighting Falcon F-16D Block 32 F-16D Block 40 F-16D Block 42 F-16D Block 50 F-16D Block 52 F-16D Fighting Falcon F-16E Desert Falcon F-16F Desert Falcon F/A-18A Hornet F/A-18B Hornet F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet JAS 39C Gripen JAS 39D Gripen

AIM-120B AMRAAM Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 180 millimeter (7.09 inch)
Length: 3.66 meter (144 inch)
Wingspan: 530 millimeter (20.9 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 48,000 meter (25.9 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 4 mach (4,782 kph)
Weight
Warhead: 18 kilogram (39.7 pound)
Weight: 152 kilogram (335 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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