Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
The AMRAAM is an all-weather missile (fig.
3-10). Aircraft currently scheduled to carry the missile
are the F-14 and F/A-18 aircraft. The AIM-120 is an
AUR that consists of a guidance section, armament
section, propulsion section, and control section.
The guidance section consist of a radome, seeker
components, electronics unit, inertial reference unit,
target detection device, batteries, power converter, and
related harnesses and hardware.
The armament section includes a WDU-33/B
fragmenting warhead, Mk-44 booster, and a FZU-49/B
safe and arm fuze (SAF).
The propulsion section consists of a dual-thrust,
solid propellant, low-smoke, rocket motor, a blast tube
and exit cone, and an arm/fire device (AFD).
The control section includes four independently
controlled electromechanical actuators, four thermal
hardware. Gas pressure-operated mechanical locks
during ground handling and captive carry lock the
pyrotechnic gas generator creates enough gas pressure
to unlock the control surfaces.
REVIEW NUMBER 3
Within the radome of the Sparrow III missile,
what feature receives and interprets the radar
energy reflected from the target?
What part of the Sparrow III missile provides
control signals and mechanical energy to
move external control surfaces that guide the
To what part of the Sparrow missile is the
Name the aircraft from which the Harpoon
guided missile is launched.
The Harpoon missile is less susceptible to
radar detection because
List the sections of the Harpoon missile.
____________ target detection.
List the five major components of the
By what means is the S&A device aligned?
What feature of the Sidewinder missile pro-
vides aerodynamic lift and stability during
Figure 3-10.AIM-120 AMRAAM guided missile.