Surfaced-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM)

slamraamThe SLAMRAAM system was designed by Ratheon to replace the Stinger Missile as the Army’s primary short-range air defense weapon.

It would have consisted of 4-6 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAMs mounted on Humvees and utilized the Battle Management Command, Control, Computers, Communications, and Intelligence (BMC4I) system to provide beyond-line-of-site coverage (25km) at a greater range than the Stinger against incoming cruise missiles, helicopters, and UAVs. The Marine equivalent was the Complementary Low Altitude Weapons System (CLAWS).

Following the cancellation of the CLAWS program several years previously, the SLAMRAAM was cancelled in January of 2011 after repeated delays, lack of interest, changed priorities, and high costs.

SOURCES:
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/20110111.aspx
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/slamraam.htm

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