The Norwegian Ministry of Defense, in conjunction with Raytheon and national defense contractors, unveiled a breakthrough in military capability with the successful inaugural flight test of an upgraded variant of the (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) AMRAAM-Extended Range (ER) missile integrated into the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).

Announced on Tuesday, February 27th, this achievement signifies a pivotal advancement in military air defense technology, emphasizing enhanced guidance and propulsion systems critical for safeguarding national security interests.

Norway Tests Advanced Air Defense Tech

So, there we were—Raytheon had just kicked the afterburners on progress, launching a souped-up AMRAAM-ER missile straight from the NASAMS’ iron grip, a spectacle that will go down in the history of air defense glory.

With the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and their Armed Forces riding shotgun, this wasn’t just a trial by fire but also a baptism.