Raytheon receives $768 million for AMRAAM production
Raytheon has received a contract from the US Department of Defense for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 33.
The $768.2 million contract, awarded on 27 December 2019, provides for the production of AMRAAM missiles, captive air training missiles, guidance sections, AMRAAM telemetry system, spares and other production engineering support hardware.
The contract involves unclassified FMS to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the UK.
Work is expected to be complete by the end of February 2023.
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