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RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)

Country of Origin: USA


The RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) was developed to provide a rapid-reaction, short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) for shipboard defense using off-the-shelf components. RAM has the infrared (IR) seeker from the Stinger SAM and the rocket motor, fuze and warhead from the Sidewinder air-to-air missile (AAM).

The RAM is the first U.S. Navy shipboard fire-and-forget missile and the only Navy missile that rolls during flight (i.e., is not aerodynamically stabilized). In the initial...

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