FMRAAM

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FMRAAM
TypeMedium-range, active radar homing air-to-air missile
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerHughes/Raytheon
Specifications
WarheadHigh explosive blast-fragmentation

EngineAérospatiale liquid fuelled RASCAL (RAmjet for Small CALibre) system
Guidance
system
inertial guidance, two way data link, active radar homing
Launch
platform
Aircraft:

The FMRAAM (Future Medium Range Air to Air Missile), was a modified ramjet powered version of the Hughes (now Raytheon) AIM-120 AMRAAM Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile that was conceived during the mid-1990s to fulfill British requirements for a new longer range missile to use in place of the AMRAAM on their new Eurofighter Typhoon fighter.[1] It competed with and lost to the Meteor (missile), thus never reaching production.[2]

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  1. ^ "Hughes pitches missile at FMRAAM project, Europe". Jane's Defence Weekly. Jane's Information Group. September 11, 1996. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2013-01-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)