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New Missile to Support AMRAAM and Sidewinder September 18, 2019


Raytheon unveils the development of the new medium-range Peregrine advanced air-to-air missile.  A company executive says “the Peregrine is meant to complement, not replace, the AMRAAM and Sidewinder”. 
Raytheon Company is developing a new medium-range, an air-launched weapon called the Peregrine missile that is half the size and cost of today's air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater range and effect. The Peregrine missile is a small, fast, lightweight air-to-air weapon for use against drones, manned aircraft and cruise missiles. Its sophisticated, miniaturized guidance system can detect and track targets at any time of day and in any weather condition.
"Peregrine will allow U.S. and allied fighter pilots to carry more missiles into battle to maintain air dominance," said Dr Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president. The Peregrine will have a multi-mode, autonomous seeker that includes infrared imaging. It uses a new, high-performance propulsion system to boost speed.

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