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Video - Nordic Archer 06 (AMRAAM Testing) Commenced

Last post 08-05-2006, 5:37 AM by run. 0 replies.
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  •  08-05-2006, 5:37 AM 3533

    Video - Nordic Archer 06 (AMRAAM Testing) Commenced

    On 2 August, 2006 an AMRAAM AIM-120C-5 test missile
    was fired from a Royal Danish Air Force F-16 at the
    RFN Test Range located in Vidsel, Sweden. Preliminary
    results indicate that the missile successfully
    intercepted the MQM-107 target drone. This firing
    was part of a series of planned launches for final
    verification of missile software developed for AMRAAM
    missiles exported to international military customers.
    These launches demonstrate end-to-end function of the
    aircraft and missile software.

    The RDAF F-16 piloted by KN Raahauge in a production
    aircraft from the 730 Squadron at Skrydstrup Air
    Base, Denmark. A second F-16 provided safety and photo
    chase. The Royal Danish Air Force deployed a maintenance
    team to RFN to provide ground support of the aircraft.
    Sweden RFN provided all range support for the test
    mission. The United States provided participants from
    the Air-to-Air International Support Squadron (AAISS),
    Raytheon Missile Systems Company, and Wyle Laboratories.

    The AMRAAM missile is manufactured by Raytheon
    Company in Tucson, Arizona. The AMRAAM International
    Product Group, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida,
    manages FMS cases for procurement and support of AMRAAM
    missiles. All of the laboratory and captive flight tests
    of the FMS software were completed at U.S. locations.
    Completion of this final stage of the Live-Fire testing at
    a test range outside of the U.S. presented a unique
    opportunity to involve international customers in AMRAAM
    developmental activities. The RFN Test Range was the first
    non-U.S. site approved for conducting AMRAAM instrumented
    flight testing outside of the continental U.S.

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