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FMS customers to receive RAM Block 2/2A
Three FMS customers and the US will receive RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2/2A guided missiles and spare parts from Raytheon Missiles and Defense, under a $130.02 million contract modification announced by the DoD on 30 March.
Most of the work will be conducted in the US, although 44% will be carried out in Ottobrunn, Germany.
The DoD expects the contract to be fulfilled by March 2024.
The US accounts for 66% of the contract purchases, with the remainder destined for Japan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates under the FMS programme.
All three countries are already using RAM, albeit predominantly the earlier Block 1 variant.
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