AMRAAM advanced medium range air-to-air missile

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Announced November 15, 2009, the United States has agreed that three of its allies may purchase Raytheon's AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The three countries are Kuwait, Morocco and Jordan. The countries will receive an undisclosed quantity of missiles for use in both air-to-air and air defense missions. AMRAAM can be quickly transferred from a fighter aircraft to a missile launcher for air defense. Using one missile for two critical missions gives a cost-effective logistics and maintenance solution. AIM-120C-7 has been integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, Typhoon and the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is also the baseline missile for the U.S. Army's Surface Launched-AMRAAM and the NATO-approved Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System. AMRAAM has more than 1.7 million captive-carry hours and more than 2,400 live firings.