Η Raytheon προσφέρει τώρα το AMRAAM-ER ως επιλογή για το Α/Α σύστημα NASAMS, αναφέρει το «Jane’s».

Το όπλο δεν προορίζεται να πιστοποιηθεί σε αεροσκάφη. Το AMRAAM-ER έχει ον ίδιο κινητήρα booster του ESSM και έχει 50% μεγαλύτερη εμβέλεια σε σχέση με τον AMRAAM.

Η πρώτη δοκιμή του AMRAAM-ER από το NASAMS έγινε τον Οκτώβριο του 2016. Η δοκιμή επαλήθευσε ότι το ολοκληρωμένο σύστημα (πύραυλος AMRAAM-ER, εκτοξευτής NASAMS, ραντάρ Sentinel, FDC) μπορεί να συνεργαστεί και να εξουδετερώσει τον ιπτάμενο στόχο με τον AMRAAM-ER.

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  1. Αν έχει τον κινητήρα του ESSM Block2, τότε λογική είναι η εμβέλεια τωμ 100χλμ. Αν έχει τον κινητήρα του ESSM Block1 τότε ισχύει το 50% μεγαλύτερη εμβέλεια σε σχέση με τον AMRAAM.

  2. Ενδιαφέρον σύστημα, για αντικατάσταση των hawk και των rim 7 στα skyguard εφόσον είχαμε τα χρήματα. Ενδιαφέρον παρουσιάζει και η έκδοση με τον High mobility launcher αν και δεν γνωρίζω αν μπορεί να πάρει και εκείνος amraam er λόγω βάρους.

    • στην IDEX 2015 sto Abu Dhabi…

      «…Hans Christian Hagen, vice president of business development of Kongsberg’s Integrated Defence System, at IDEX in Abu Dhabi: NASAMS is available as a canister launcher system or as mobile one mounted on a 4×4 High Mobility Launcher (HML). Hagen said that there are only small modifications needed to the rail on the launcher because the ER variant is longer and to the control system software. The rail is the same as that on the F-16.
      However, the AMRAAM-ER is heavier than the AMRAAM already fired from the NASAMS. The additional weight means that the HML vehicle used in the mobile system would need adapting to carry the weight, but it would be able to carry two ER missiles in its current form. The HML can carry six standard AMRAAM missiles.
      Hagen said the canister launch NASAMS can hold six missiles each. There are 12 canister launchers in a battalion so it would offer a total of 72 rounds that can be directed at 72 different targets simultaneously if required as it is a fire-and-forget missile.
      He added that the fire direction controllers for the NASAMS launchers are connected together by VHF radio in a network that is almost self-healing, if one node drops out then the launcher can connect to another controller allowing the GBAD system to be spread out over a wide area even in mountainous terrain.»
      AMRAAM-ER is a relatively simple concept that blends the front end of an AIM-120C-7 missile with the rocket motor from a RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM), the whole being encapsulated for use with the Raytheon and Kongsberg-developed NASAMS air defence system.
      …Raytheon has confirmed that despite re-using proven major components, AMRAAM-ER will only be constructed as newbuild items, so customers with large legacy stocks of AIM-120C-7 missiles – which can be used interchangeably in air-to-air and surface-to-air roles – will not be able to rework them to the new configuration and add in new rocket motors…»
      Και όσον μας αφορά…
      The exact performance figures of the surface-launched version introduction of the AIM-120C are considered sensitive, but the air-launched variant is understood to have a maximum range in the order of 105 km in optimum conditions.
      When carried by fighter aircraft, that missile obviously benefits from the velocity and altitude of its launch platform, but the introduction of the highly energetic ESSM booster into AMRAAM-ER should more than make up for the penalties imposed by static surface launch from NASAMS.
      In performance terms, this new range and ceiling should outmatch that of MIM-23 HAWK interceptors, the majority of which Raytheon believes will come due for replacement in the next five to seven years. The active seeker and mid-course guidance datalink of the AIM-120 should also enable a single NASAMS fire unit to tackle many more targets simultaneously than a standard HAWK battery can (a standard Norwegian NASAMS battalion can tackle 72 targets with 72 missiles in the air at the same time).»

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