New air-to-air missiles smaller, faster, and can take out more targets

New air-to-air missiles smaller, faster, and can take out more targets New air-to-air missiles smaller, faster, and can take out more targets

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Raytheon is in the process of developing a new air-to-air missile that will replace the AIM-120, one that will weigh less, take up less... New air-to-air missiles smaller, faster, and can take out more targets


Raytheon is in the process of developing a new air-to-air missile that will replace the AIM-120, one that will weigh less, take up less room and perform better than ever thought possible.

Known as the Peregrine, the missile is designed to take out drones, cruise missiles, and manned threats while giving American fighters more shots in the magazine.

“Through the use of additive manufacturing and readily available materials, it effectively doubles the number of missiles current fighter jets can carry, at a significantly lower cost than current weapons,” the company said in a statement.

As AIM-9s and AIM-120s begin to show their age, the U.S. has pushed for lighter, more reliable and less-expensive options. The new missile may be filling many gaps, though it is unknown what capabilities it actually possesses.

According to Defense News, Peregrine will work for the U.S. need to take on smaller and faster targets, such as unmanned aircraft and drones.

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