AMRAAM tech refresh issues delay missile production up to one year

By Sara Sirota / April 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM
The Air Force is facing continued challenges developing an upgraded version of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile and is now eyeing a production delay of up to one year. AMRAAM prime contractor Raytheon has been working on the new configuration under the form, fit, function refresh (F3R) effort to mitigate obsolescence issues in the missile’s guidance section and enable production beyond Lot 32. The Air Force had expected F3R manufacturing to start in fiscal year 2021 as part of...

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