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Raytheon awarded contract for AMRAAM development test mission support


Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $8,422,148 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification  to previously awarded contract for field team support services for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) development test mission support including, test planning, test operations, test reporting and telemetry analysis.


Raytheon awarded contract for AMRAAM development test mission support An F-35A Lightning II fired an AMRAAM air-to-air missile off the California coast during an Oct. 30, 2014, test. (Picture source: US Air Force)


The AMRAAM missile is a versatile and proven weapon with operational flexibility in a wide variety of scenarios, including air-to-air and surface-launch engagements. The weapon's advanced active guidance section provides aircrew with a high degree of combat flexibility and lethality. Its mature seeker design allows it to quickly find targets in the most combat challenging environments.

Procured by 37 countries including the U.S., the combat-proven AMRAAM missile has been integrated onto the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado and Harrier. The AIM-120C5 and AIM-120C7 missiles are fully integrated onto the F-35 and support the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B initial operational capability .

This contract modification provides for exercise of the third option for an additional 12 months of services to support ground tests, captive flight tests and live fire tests conducted for developmental purposes up to and including operational test readiness reviews.  The effort also encompasses management and maintenance of AMRAAM separation test vehicles and other assets used for the test programs.  Total cumulative face value of the contract is $46,807,656. 

Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 5, 2020.  This award is the result of a sole source acquisition and only one source was solicited and received.  Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,000,000; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $99,600 are being obligated at the time of award..