The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile – Extended Range integrates the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile‘s rocket motor in effort to increase range and altitude, Brendan McGarry writes.
Raytheon developed AMRAAM-ER in collaboration with Norway’s Kongsberg Gruppen, the report said.
Michael High, a Raytheon program manager, told DoD Buzz that potential AMRAAM-ER customers include the U.S., Norway, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and Oman.
He added that the company could also offer the missile to governments that seek to replace their MIM-23 Hawk missiles, move from short-range to medium-range munitions or maintain compatibility with longer-range Patriot missile batteries.
The report said High indicated AMRAAM-ER will be available for deliveries by 2020.