Raytheon says its Surface-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM) has successfully completed its first acquisition and tracking mission in the first phase of system field testing.

SLAMRAAM is capable of defeating current and emerging cruise missile threats and a wide range of air breathing threats.

It combines combat-proven air superiority credentials with advanced fire control and battle management and unparalleled surveillance radar and launcher-missile performance, Raytheon says.

System field testing is planned to continue through May 2009.

By staff writer