Thursday, July 28, 2016

US Navy awards Raytheon $291 million for AIM-9X

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies near China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center during a successful AIM-9X® missile test. (Photo: U.S. Air Force) (<a href= target=_blank>Download High Res Photo</a>)
July 12, 2016 - The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $291 million contract award for production of the AIM-9X Sidewinder® missile, one of the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range, air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles in the world. The contract is for All Up Round Tactical Full Rate Production Lot 16 of the Block II missiles for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and the governments of Japan, Norway and Taiwan.
This contract modification also provides for the procurement of AIM-9X Block II Captive Air Training Missiles, containers and spare components for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as numerous U.S. allies.
Most of the work will take place in Tucson, and is expected to be complete by March 2019.

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