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Starting LOT-36, Raytheon will only produce the C8 & D3 variants of the #AMRAAM missile (+ any future upg). Earlier this year, US Army awarded Raytheon a contract to integrate the C8 #AMRAAM into #NASAMS which likely also means that prod. AMRAAMER's will include same hardw/sofw.
US Army has so far not funded integrating the Sentinel A4 #AESA with #NASAMS. This as Raytheon continues to mature #LTAMDS derived #GhostEye #AESA to support #NASAMS upgrades. Raytheon still continues to deliver Sentinel A3 #PESA radars to the Army.👇deliveries to 60ADAR (Aug22).
#GhostEye is a C-band #AESA and will support #NASAM's newly added medium range air-defense mission that is enabled by the AMRAAM-Extended Range and future medium range interceptors. It appears that Kongsberg will continue to pursue it as opposed to seeking SentinelA4 integration.
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Thoughts on NASAM missile system is this thread:
NASAM initially stood for Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System. Till Raytheon & Kongsberg Defense decided to market it world-wide and National replaced Norwegian.
Can't understand the need for #NASAM air-defense system
Composition of NASAM fire Unit:
(1) Missile: AIM-120-C7 missile (can fire AIM-9X or RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile)
(2) Launcher: 6 x missiles/launcher (Launcher can be static or mobile)
(3) Radar: Raytheon X-Band, 3D, MPQ-64F1 Sentinel (scan and track)
(4) It also has an Electro-Optical sensor for passive identification and cuing of the missiles. This system is mounted on a 4x4 vehicle.
A battery consists of a Fire Distribution Center (FDC) which manages 3/4 launchers. Each FDC is connected to Radars, EO Unit & Launchers +
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