Raytheon has begun guided flight tests of an interceptor being developed for the U.S. Army under an accelerated effort to field a system to counter rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) threats. The company has announced completion of two control test vehicle (CTV) flights under the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) program and has moved into guided tests. The AI3 program was begun to meet an urgent operational need to counter a specific rocket threat in Afghanistan, but ...


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