The air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons employed by the U.S. armed forces and its allies are not designed and fielded by the military alone but requires close collaboration with industry partners. On this bonus episode, John “Clyde” Thayer and Steve Milano of Raytheon Missiles & Defense discuss some of the company’s best known “Air Dominance” weapons, such as the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. An active radar-guided missile capable of being provided target updates in flight and consummating intercept with its own radar seeker, allowing the firing aircraft to shoot more than one target simultaneously and turn and run from the fight once the missile takes over. When fired, “Fox-3” is called., and the recently fielded StormBreaker smart weapon.
Our thanks to Raytheon Missiles & Defense for making this episode possible.