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Raytheon picks up new AMRAAM contract

12th March 2021 - 18:27 GMT | by Noemi Distefano in London

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Could the AIM-120 find a place on the next generation of USAF fighters?

The US Department of Defense announced on 4 March a $74 million contract award to Raytheon Missiles & Defense to integrate AMRAAM missiles with current and future USAF aircraft.

The notice mentions support for AMRAAM integration with several fighters currently in the USAF inventory (F-15, F-16, FA-18, F-22, F-35), but it also states that this contract will provide the 'necessary aircraft lab, flight test, flight clearance and simulation support during all integration requirements for next-generation platforms that may join the Air Force or Navy inventory before the end of fiscal year 2029'.

This new IDIQ contract will see Raytheon continue to develop AIM-120 missiles in parallel with the AIM-260 Joint ...

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