Raytheon and the US Army Conduct Ballistic Test Vehicle Firing

14 September 2010 (Last Updated September 14th, 2010 18:30)

Raytheon's SLAMRAAM (surface-launched advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) system has been successfully test fired from the medium tactical vehicle (FMTV) platform at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, US. The FMTV platform for the SLAMRAAM system provided increased survivability, add

Raytheon's SLAMRAAM (surface-launched advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) system has been successfully test fired from the medium tactical vehicle (FMTV) platform at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, US.

The FMTV platform for the SLAMRAAM system provided increased survivability, additional armoured capability and support to the SLAMRAAM mission.

SLAMRAAM is an air defence system capable of defeating current and emerging cruise missile threats and a wide range of airborne threats.

The company has additional ballistic test vehicle (BTV) missile firings scheduled later this month to support US Army safety assessments required for manning by soldiers.