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A version of the AGM-131 was planned for use by an F-15E, known as the AGM-131B SRAM-T (SRAM-Tactical), it reached as far as flight-test before it was canceled as well. This variant had been planned as a tactical variant of the SRAM-II and was meant to be carried by tactical warplanes such as the F-15E Eagle and the F-111G. The type was to have about 95% commonality with the SRAM-II. Flight trials were to have begun in 1992 and a production run of 565 missiles had been planned, but this variant was also cancelled along with the SRAM-II.

The development of the SRAM T was contingent upon successful resolution of the SRAM II technical problems. The SRAM T's estimated program cost had nearly doubled since November 1989, from about $700 million to about $1.4 billion. Additionally, the schedule had slipped about 3 years.

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