Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Spanish Army Conducts Successful NASAMS Live-Fire Exercise

National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS)
by Staff Writers
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Nov 18, 2008
Raytheon, along with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, provided support during the Spanish Army's successful live-fire exercise of its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), a surface-launched AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) system.

"Raytheon's support to the Spanish Army enabled it to conduct missions independently," said Pete Franklin, vice president, National Theater and Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "Through our efforts, the Army was able to successfully demonstrate its capabilities in using this weapon system."

Raytheon provided support for mission planning, data recording and flight test scenarios.

During the exercise, four AMRAAM missiles were launched against target drones at the Medano del Oro firing range in Mazagon, Spain. This was the first NASAMS live firing conducted in Spain. Two dual-missile scenarios were performed during the exercise.

The Spanish NASAMS equipment and crews met all the test objectives. The Spanish Army acquired their four NASAMS fire units in 2003.

NASAMS is a launcher that provides increased environmental protection to the surfaced-launched AMRAAM, which was developed by the U.S. Air Force's Air Armament Center, the U.S. Navy, and Raytheon.

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace
Learn about missile defense at
All about missiles at

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Russia To Equip Five Brigades With Iskander Missile Systems By 2015
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Nov 18, 2008
At least five missile brigades deployed on Russia's western border will be equipped with new Iskander-M short-range missile systems by 2015, a Defense Ministry source said on Friday.

  • Analysis: Turkey, a land of paradoxes
  • Russia To Open Military Bases In Abkhazia, South Ossetia In 2009
  • Russia wants 'strategic partnership' with US: Medvedev
  • Outside View: Euro-Russian relations thaw

  • IAEA chief says atomic report on Syria 'not conclusive'
  • North Korea Remains Calm And Stable As Kim Wastes Away
  • Marshalls landowners could lose millions in US missile base row
  • Turkey could be good mediator with Iran: Erdogan

  • Spanish Army Conducts Successful NASAMS Live-Fire Exercise
  • Russia To Equip Five Brigades With Iskander Missile Systems By 2015
  • US denounces Iran missile test
  • Vandenberg Officials Launch Minuteman III Missile

  • France Says Countries Should Be Free To Decide On Missile Shield
  • Raytheon Awarded Development Cintract For BMD Multiple Kill Vehicle
  • BMD Watch: Russia may talk to Obama on BMD
  • US missile chief to Obama: anti-missile system 'is workable'

  • Two China airlines to get govt aid: state media
  • China's air show saw four bln dollars in deals: report
  • China plane-makers take first steps to rival global giants
  • Aviation giants look to China amid global turbulence

  • German Forces Test Stabilized Camera System For Mini-UAV
  • Honeywell Wins First Production Contract For T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle
  • Aurora Wins USAF Contract On Vision-Based MAV Guidance
  • DCNS Achieves Automatic UAV Landing On Frigate

  • One day in Mosul: on IED patrol with US forces in Iraq
  • Iraq Deal Could End War
  • Iraqis want US troops out, but fear for the future
  • US pact holds pitfalls for Iraq's feuding factions: analysts

  • LockMart Receives Contract For Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb Kits
  • Outside View: Russian cops pack new heat
  • Kalashnikov turns 89, a 'happy man' for creating AK-47
  • TenCate Presents New Lightweight Composite Armour Solution

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement