Raytheon Missiles & Protection, a Raytheon Applied sciences enterprise, and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, in partnership with the Air Power Analysis Laboratory Strategic Improvement Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) workplace, carried out a first-of-its variety Air Base Air Protection experiment. Throughout the demonstration, the Nationwide Superior Floor-to-Air Missile System, often known as NASAMS, fired AIM-9 Sidewinder, AMRAAM (Superior Medium Vary Air-to-Air Missile), and AMRAAM-Prolonged Vary missiles, participating cruise missile targets at numerous distances. This advanced experiment assessed NASAMS’ operational potential to fireplace the three missile variants when built-in with U.S. Military radars and U.S. Air Power’s operationally fielded command and management functionality, the Battle Area Command and Management Middle, or BC3, developed by Raytheon Solipsys.

“Our intent was to tell strategic funding selections by way of the analysis of low-cost, excessive expertise readiness stage capabilities that would present close to time period air base air protection functionality. This layered protection answer can present fast defensive functionality at a fraction of the worth of at the moment fielded methods,” mentioned Jim Simonds, SDPE experiment program supervisor, U.S. Air Power.


“We demonstrated how built-in protection options allow the warfighter to deploy the best effector on the proper time and on the proper goal. Utilizing fielded methods, our objective is to supply prospects the quickest, best technique to shield their individuals and important infrastructure with layered cruise missile protection,” mentioned Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Protection (RMD).

NASAMS (Nationwide/Norwegian Superior Floor to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked short- to medium-range ground-based air protection system.

Throughout the demonstration, the radar first handed concentrating on data to BC3, then BC3 relayed key information to the KDA Fireplace Distribution Middle for risk analysis and weapon task. The operator within the FDC used that data to shut the kill chain by choosing and firing the best missile from the NASAMS multi-missile canister launcher. NASAMS, a distributed and short- to medium-range ground-based air protection system answer, is collectively developed and produced by RMD and Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. NASAMS was the primary software of a surface-launched AIM-120 AMRAAM. NASAMS 2 is an upgraded model of the system able to utilizing Hyperlink 16, which has been operational since 2007. As of 2022 NASAMS 3 is the most recent improve; it provides functionality to fireplace AIM-9 Sidewinder and IRIS-T SLS short-range missiles and AMRAAM-ER extended-range missiles, and introduces cell air-liftable launchers.

Raytheon Missiles & Protection brings world prospects probably the most superior end-to-end options delivering the benefit of 1 progressive accomplice to detect, monitor, and intercept threats. With a broad portfolio of air and missile protection methods, precision weapons, radars, command and management methods and superior protection applied sciences Raytheon Missiles & Protection options shield residents, warfighters and infrastructure in additional than fifty nations all over the world.

KONGSBERG Defence & Aerospace, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is Norway’s premier provider of defence and aerospace-related methods and options. The corporate’s portfolio includes merchandise and methods for command and management, data, information dealing with and surveillance, communications options, house expertise, missiles and remotely managed methods. KONGSBERG Defence & Aerospace additionally has intensive capabilities inside superior composite manufacturing and upkeep, restore and overhaul inside the plane and helicopter market.