DARPA’s Flying Missile Rail

DARPA is showing an interesting project for a Flying Missile Rail (FMR) that carries at least one AIM-120 air-to-air missile and can fly on its own for 20 minutes at Mach 0.9.


Video: DARPA

The FMR is to be carried on hardpoints certified for 2,000lb weapons. DARPA is looking at mounting it on the F-16 and F/A-18.

The objective is to churn out 500 such rails in a month. The research agency is not mandating any manufacturing process.

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