AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM)
U.S. Air Force Eglin AFB United States
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The Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile AMRAAM AIM-120 program provides for the acquisition and upgrade of the most advanced all-weather, all-environment medium range air-to-air missile system in response to United States Air Force, United States Navy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other Allied operational requirements through 2024. Designed to replace the AIM-7 Sparrow, the system is an active radar guided intercept missile with inherent Electronic Protection capabilities for air-to-air applications against massed penetration aircraft. The AIM-120D, currently in production, provides improved accuracy via Global Positioning System aided navigation, improved network compatibility, and enhanced aircrew survivability via a two-way datalink capability. The AIM-120D reached IOC for the United States Air Force and Navy in 2015.