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Raytheon received $1.15 billion for the production of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles for the US, Ukraine, UK, the Netherlands and 15 other countries

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Raytheon received .15 billion for the production of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles for the US, Ukraine, UK, the Netherlands and 15 other countries

Raytheon Missiles and Defense has been awarded a contract to manufacture and supply AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles. The recipients are the United States and 18 other states.

What is known

The deal was officially announced on the US Department of Defense website. The contract amounted to $1.15 billion. Work will take place at the Raytheon Missiles and Defense plant in Arizona until January 31, 2027.

As part of the Foreign Military Sales program, AIM-120 missiles will be delivered to Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Canada, Great Britain, Qatar, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland.

The countries listed above account for 39% of the contract value. Also, the American company will supply AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles to the US Air Force and Navy. Note that the contract was issued for the 37th lot (Lot 37).

The number and type of missiles is not specified. The most modern version of AMRAAM is the AIM-120D. It is equipped with an active radar homing head and can hit targets at a distance of up to 180 km.

Source: Pentagon





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