AIM - 120 AMRAAM
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
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.
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