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Army Test Fires Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Missile from Ground; Mike Jarrett Comments

Army Test Fires Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Missile from Ground; Mike Jarrett Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon logo_EbizThe U.S. Army has test-fired a Raytheon-built missile from the service branch's land-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-I Block 1 Multi-Mission Launcher.

The test sought to evaluate the capability of AIM-9X Block II missile to intercept and destroy unmanned aircraft systems and other aerial targets when launched from the ground, Raytheon said Wednesday.

Mike Jarrett, vice president of air warfare systems at Raytheon, said the demonstration was part of the company's efforts to address potential gaps in ground-based air defense, air-to-air combat and other mission areas.

The AIM-9X Block II missile is a joint program of the Navy and Air Force and achieved initial operational capability in March.

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