Thu, Jul 10, 2008
Used By US Navy For Air-To-Air Combat
Raytheon announced this week it recently achieved a significant
production milestone, with the delivery of the 3,000th AIM-9X
short-range air-to-air missile.
"The 3,000th delivery is yet another measure that the AIM-9X is
a mature system warfighters know they can rely on," said Capt.
Jeffrey Penfield, the US Navy's air-to-air missile program manager.
"Achieving this milestone means American and allied aviators are
fully equipped to continue their critical advantage in the
The AIM-9X is an infrared-guided air-to-air missile. Raytheon
states the AIM-9X offers the warfighter unmatched maneuverability,
off-boresight capability, and speed.
"Every delivery is made possible thanks to the hard work of our
US Navy partner, our eight international customers, our employees
and our suppliers," said Dave Adams, Raytheon's AIM-9 program
director. "Everyone pulls together to ensure the men and women
going in harm's way have the most capable within-visual-range
missile in the world."
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