All four Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles hit their targets in the sky during the exercise at the Andoya Rocket Range, the company said Monday.
Testers fired the missiles from a Raytheon-made National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System that is operationally deployed in the U.S. National Capital Region, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands and in one other undisclosed country.
“The success rate of the extensive tests and tactical live fire programs has been over 90 percent against a variety of targets and profiles in challenging scenarios,” said Ralph Acaba, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business.
Air defenders use the system to fend off cruise missile threats while also working with the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System and the Hawk Air Defense System, Raytheon said.
Thirty-six countries have acquired the missile and the weapon has been integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado, Harrier, F-4 and the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.