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AIM-120C AMRAAM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$1.2 million
Also Known As: AIM-120C5, AIM-120C7 and RB99
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-120B 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-120C missile is the latest AMRAAM variant and is reprogrammable like the AIM-120B. The AIM-120C has smaller control surfaces to fulfill F/A-22's internal carriage requirements and also features an improved warhead. The AIM-120C missile has been sold successfully to many countries in two main variants the AIM-120C5 and the AIM-120C7. Beginning in 2008 the AIM-120C was replaced by the AIM-120D as the standard production model for the AMRAAM missile.

On 11 August 2004, the UK MoD awarded Raytheon a $144 million contract to provide AIM-120 C-5 AMRAAM missiles as well as associated equipment and services. The contract funds a period of 10 years with options to increase it to 25 years. The AMRAAM is an interim solution to the BVRAAM (Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile) program which would be fulfilled with MBDA's Meteor long range missile.

As of April 2005, the US Air Force and US Navy AMRAAM missile production was expected to conclude by 2007. In December 2004 Raytheon received the last known contract from the US Air Force worth $200 million for the follow-on production of 434 additional missiles. On 29 September 2006, the US Air Force awarded Raytheon a $66 million procurement contract for 123 AIM-120C5 missiles, related services and equipment on behalf of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Deliveries were scheduled for completion November 2008 with the United States receiving 9 missiles.

AIM-120C AMRAAM Applications


Combat Aircraft EA-18G Growler F-15K Slam Eagle F-15SA F-15SG F-16I Soufa F-16V F-35A Lightning II F-35B Lightning II F-35C Lightning II F-35I Adir F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet F/A-22A Raptor JAS 39E Gripen JAS 39F Gripen KF-16 Saab 37 Viggen Tornado ADV Typhoon Typhoon T Defensive Weapons NCADE

AIM-120C AMRAAM Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 180 millimeter (7.09 inch)
Length: 3.65 meter (144 inch)
Wingspan: 450 millimeter (17.7 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 120 kilometer (65 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 4 mach (4,782 kph)
Weight
Warhead: 20 kilogram (44 pound)
Weight: 157 kilogram (346 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

AIM-120C AMRAAM News

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018FMS: Denmark Seeks 28 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles
Wednesday, April 4, 2018FMS: Slovakia Requests Sale of 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V Aircraft
Friday, March 23, 2018US Air Force Orders Lot 31 and Lot 32 AMRAAM Missiles
Thursday, December 28, 2017US Air Force Orders Lot 31 AMRAAM Air-to-Air Missiles
Tuesday, November 28, 2017FMS: Poland Seeks 150 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles
Wednesday, November 15, 2017FMS: Norway Wants 60 AIM-120C-7 Air-to-Air Missiles
Wednesday, October 11, 2017FMS: Netherlands Seeks 26 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles
Wednesday, October 4, 2017FMS: Japan Wants 56 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
Friday, September 8, 2017FMS: Bahrain Requests Upgrade of F-16 Block 40 Aircraft to F-16V Configuration
Monday, March 13, 2017Successful Brimstone Weapon Integration Flight Trials continue for Typhoon

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Australia?
YearHoldings
2013-classified
2012-classified
2010-classified
Oman54
Pakistan500
The United States of America sold 500 AIM-120C5 missiles to Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The US Air Force awarded the procurement contract valued at $269 million to Raytheon on November 17, 2006. The missiles and their associated services and equipment should be delivered to Pakistan by April 2011.
Sweden?
YearHoldings
2012-
Turkey252
AIM-120C7 (252)
United States of America17,840
This figure includes all AMRAAM missiles procured by the US military since the program's inception with an estimated cost of $21.28 billion

Grand Total 18,69230
 
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