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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2017, 06:33:46 am »
Raytheon to leverage hypersonic R&D for next-generation AAM solution


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Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is expected to leverage its expanded research in hypersonic weapons technologies to inform the development of its next-generation air-to-air missile solution as a follow-on to the current AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) capability....

Bussing said that the company expects to fly a demonstrator from one/or both of the TBG or HAWC programmes in "the near-to-mid-term".

In the interim, Bussing said, Raytheon is party to the trade studies that will inform the weapons development and selection for the US Air Force's prospective next-generation air dominance platform. "Raytheon, by definition, is the biggest missile house, certainly in the free world, and the Air Force flies AIM-9Xs, AMRAAMS, which are the type of things you'd expect to see on these advanced aircraft, so we are actively involved in those future trade studies. Everything from low speed sub-sonic weapons to hypersonic weapons will be considered within that trade space. At this point, these are all studies, but in all likelihood the government will be looking at the full gambit of possible options."

In terms of the AIM-120 AMRAAM/AIM-9X product line, we are looking at the follow-on generation for these and other weapon systems. Part of the interest in investing as we have across the hypersonic weapons space is that you can leverage that suite of game-changing technologies to deliver, we believe, some very unique capabilities - not just game-changing, but asymmetric enablers and differentiators. And a future hypersonic air-to-air application is certainly part of that trade space.


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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2018, 09:18:40 pm »
Anyone hear about the development of an 4 stack amraam launcher for each of the the f-35 weapons bays?

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2018, 09:20:28 pm »
Never.

Only ever seen a 2-per A2G station for the F-35.
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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2018, 03:52:58 am »
There are concepts for three AMRAAM in each bay.  Never heard of four. It's probably volumetrically impossible.

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2018, 10:32:05 am »
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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2018, 02:16:09 am »
An interesting concept, I think that it is strange how Lockheed Martin never designed the F-35 with bigger internal weapons bays to begin with.

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2018, 02:59:45 am »
They designed to the requirements.  Anything bigger would have cost and weighed more, in an aircraft that had weight and cost issues.

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2018, 12:47:23 am »
I just published update of AIM-120C study using Missile-SIM

https://jaesan-aero.blogspot.com/2018/10/aim-120c-study-using-missile-sim-part-2.html

https://jaesan-aero.blogspot.com/2018/10/aim-120c-study-using-missile-sim-part-1.html

I will review the possibility of CUDA class / ramjet type missile in Part 3 and 4

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #68 on: December 24, 2018, 09:19:06 pm »
I like to be a giver more than a taker so enjoy:

This is probably an uneducated question, but is the "rear control with strakes" design becoming so common due to convergent evolution? I keep wondering what's so advantageous about it, and why AMRAAM doesn't use it. Is it due to the space strakes take?

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #69 on: December 25, 2018, 02:05:03 am »
I like to be a giver more than a taker so enjoy:

This is probably an uneducated question, but is the "rear control with strakes" design becoming so common due to convergent evolution? I keep wondering what's so advantageous about it, and why AMRAAM doesn't use it. Is it due to the space strakes take?

Some examples: RIM-162 ESSM, MICA, IRIS-T, and (Nearly?) every version of Standard Missile.

that kind of fins take place of the internal weapon bay, and F/A-18 fuselage pylon cannot adopt that kind of configuration.

start of AIM-120 is replacement of AIM-7, so these two missile should have similar layout for flexible change.

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2019, 12:13:22 pm »
Raytheon to leverage hypersonic R&D for next-generation AAM solution


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Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is expected to leverage its expanded research in hypersonic weapons technologies to inform the development of its next-generation air-to-air missile solution as a follow-on to the current AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) capability....

Bussing said that the company expects to fly a demonstrator from one/or both of the TBG or HAWC programmes in "the near-to-mid-term".

In the interim, Bussing said, Raytheon is party to the trade studies that will inform the weapons development and selection for the US Air Force's prospective next-generation air dominance platform. "Raytheon, by definition, is the biggest missile house, certainly in the free world, and the Air Force flies AIM-9Xs, AMRAAMS, which are the type of things you'd expect to see on these advanced aircraft, so we are actively involved in those future trade studies. Everything from low speed sub-sonic weapons to hypersonic weapons will be considered within that trade space. At this point, these are all studies, but in all likelihood the government will be looking at the full gambit of possible options."

In terms of the AIM-120 AMRAAM/AIM-9X product line, we are looking at the follow-on generation for these and other weapon systems. Part of the interest in investing as we have across the hypersonic weapons space is that you can leverage that suite of game-changing technologies to deliver, we believe, some very unique capabilities - not just game-changing, but asymmetric enablers and differentiators. And a future hypersonic air-to-air application is certainly part of that trade space.


this is trade space for a genuine gun vs missile analysis could take place if a major doesn't rig the political game.

BTW dont know how many time one has to say no EMRG, only ETC.
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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2019, 03:22:13 pm »
How about we contain the aircraft gun speculation to the designated thread? 

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #72 on: January 02, 2019, 03:48:19 pm »
Raytheon to leverage hypersonic R&D for next-generation AAM solution


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Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is expected to leverage its expanded research in hypersonic weapons technologies to inform the development of its next-generation air-to-air missile solution as a follow-on to the current AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) capability....

Bussing said that the company expects to fly a demonstrator from one/or both of the TBG or HAWC programmes in "the near-to-mid-term".

In the interim, Bussing said, Raytheon is party to the trade studies that will inform the weapons development and selection for the US Air Force's prospective next-generation air dominance platform. "Raytheon, by definition, is the biggest missile house, certainly in the free world, and the Air Force flies AIM-9Xs, AMRAAMS, which are the type of things you'd expect to see on these advanced aircraft, so we are actively involved in those future trade studies. Everything from low speed sub-sonic weapons to hypersonic weapons will be considered within that trade space. At this point, these are all studies, but in all likelihood the government will be looking at the full gambit of possible options."

In terms of the AIM-120 AMRAAM/AIM-9X product line, we are looking at the follow-on generation for these and other weapon systems. Part of the interest in investing as we have across the hypersonic weapons space is that you can leverage that suite of game-changing technologies to deliver, we believe, some very unique capabilities - not just game-changing, but asymmetric enablers and differentiators. And a future hypersonic air-to-air application is certainly part of that trade space.


this is trade space for a genuine gun vs missile analysis could take place if a major doesn't rig the political game.

BTW dont know how many time one has to say no EMRG, only ETC.

Please Jsport can you please not descend to out right trolling.

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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #73 on: January 02, 2019, 03:58:03 pm »
How about we contain the aircraft gun speculation to the designated thread?
Hypersonic vs hypersonic systems need to compete for cost performance etc .  A call such a analysis is pretty straight forward.

 The smaller the projectile the less drag especially in hypersonics.
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Re: AIM-120 AMRAAM projects
« Reply #74 on: January 02, 2019, 04:15:58 pm »
How about we contain the aircraft gun speculation to the designated thread?
Hypersonic vs hypersonic systems need to compete for cost performance etc .  A call such a analysis is pretty straight forward.

 The smaller the projectile the less drag especially in hypersonics.

So keep it in the gun thread. 
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