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Raytheon awarded contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles


Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $518,443,821 firm-fixed-price, incentive contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 34, with priced options for Lots 35 and 36.

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Raytheon awarded contract for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles F-35A Lightning II test aircraft assigned to the 31st Test Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., released AIM-120 AMRAAM during a live-fire test over an Air Force range in the Gulf of Mexico on June 12, 2018 (Picture source: US Air Force)


This basic contract award provides for the production of the Lot 34 AMRAAMs, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), guidance sections, AMRAAM Telemetry System (ATS), initial and field spares, and other production engineering support hardware and activities. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2023.

This contract involves unclassified Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, and Qatar.

The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM  is an American beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations. Procured by 40 countries and the U.S., the AMRAAM missile has been integrated onto the F-15A/B/C/D/E Eagle/Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-22 Raptor, Eurofighter Typhoon, JAS-39 Gripen, Tornado and Harrier. It is also the baseline weapon on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, also known as NASAMS. The newest version of AMRAAM is operational on all F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants. It is the only radar-guided, air-to-air missile cleared to fly on the F-35.