AIM - 120 AMRAAM

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The AIM-120 AMRAAM was initially procured for the Royal Navy's Sea Harrier.

It was subsequently partially integrated onto the Tornado F3 as an enhancement to the aircraft's beyond-visual-range (BVR) capability.

Dimensions & Specifications

Length: 3.66m

Diameter: 0.18m

Span: 0.53m

Weight: 157kg

Performance

Range: Over 20nm

Speed: Mach 2.5+

Sensor: Inertial mid-course/Active radar terminal

The AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile incorporates an active radar with an inertial reference unit and a datalink microcomputer system. In a typical BVR engagement, AMRAAM is launched from a range of 20nm-plus and is then guided by its own inertial navigation system, while receiving command-guidance updates from the launch aircraft via the data link. The missile’s own monopulse radar then detects the target and guides the weapon to impact.

AMRAAM equips the Typhoon FGR4 and Lightning II. AMRAAM can be used in all weather conditions and is scheduled to be operational with the RAF into the next decade.

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Combat Aircraft

Typhoon

Typhoon Aircraft

A multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations.

Lightning II

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Tornado

13Sqn's Tornado.

The Tornado GR4 is a variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather attack aircraft.

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The centre of WWII RAF operations from 1942.

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