Close sidebar

Raytheon to develop new air-to-air missile

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 2, 2010
Raytheon is to develop a new air-to-air missile.

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Raytheon a US$21.3m (A$21.8m) contract to develop a new multi-mode long range air-to-air missile.

The weapon, dubbed T3 for Triple Target Terminator, is due to be fielded in the 2020s and would be carried internally or externally by fighters, UAVs and bombers, and be capable of shooting down small targets such as cruise missiles, and high performance low observable fighters.

Whilst no range or performance goals have been published, the T3 will be improved over current generation missiles with developments in propulsion, speed, manoeuvrability, datalinks, and its warhead.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Fly into Spring with Australian Aviation’s latest print edition. Starting from $49.95 a year, you can read comprehensive coverage on all sectors of the industry to keep you in the loop. Get your hands on the subscription today. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year