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Raytheon to supply Sidewinders to US and its allies

23rd March 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon has secured a $392.41 million modification to a previously awarded contract to produce and deliver Sidewinder Lot 20 AIM-9X Block II and Block II+ short-range air-to-air missiles.

The contract modification includes training missiles, captive test missiles, special air training missiles, advanced optical target detectors, Block II and II+ guidance units, Block I and II propulsion steering sections, electronic units, tail caps, containers and spare parts.

Alongside providing support to the USAF and USN, the contract includes FMS of the missiles to Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the UAE.

Work will be carried out at numerous locations across the US as well as in Ottawa, Canada.

The contracting activity is the Naval Air Systems Command. 

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