Raytheon awarded $62M for foreign military AMRAAM refresh

October 23, 2018


Oct. 22 (UPI) — Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a contract modification by the Air Force for work on the Advance Medium Range Air to Air Missile, or AMRAAM, for several foreign militaries.

The $62 million contract modification, awarded Friday by the Department of Defense, covers Phase 5 activities for drawings for the form, fit and function refresh of AMRAAM guidance sections under a foreign military sales agreement for Australia, Norway, Japan, Romania and Turkey.

Currently, 37 countries have bought AMRAAM missiles, which are integrated into fighter jets such as the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22, Harrier, Gripen, Tornado and Typhoon. The AIM-120 missile has experienced more than 4,200 test shots and 10 air-to-air combat victories, according to Raytheon.

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