Raytheon receives $199M for missile sales to U.S. Navy, allied armed forces

By Ryan Maass  |  April 3, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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April 3 (UPI) -- Raytheon received a $199 million contract modification to supply various missiles to the U.S. Navy and several of the branch's allied armed forces.

The contract includes the procurement of 317 AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missiles in addition to 199 Block II captive air training missiles to be used during military exercises.

Sidewinder missiles are infrared-tracking weapons used for short-range air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. The munitions have been integrated on F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 aircraft.

Raytheon will also deliver spares and supporting equipment to several foreign military sales customers.

Work will be performed at Raytheon's facility in Tucson, Ariz., and several other locations in Canada, California, Connecticut, Ohio and Alabama. The company is expected to finish the work by March 2020.

Raytheon received all funding at the time of the contract award, which is comprised of sales to the U.S Navy and U.S. Air Force in addition to the governments of Indonesia, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Romania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Turkey, Switzerland, South Korea, Norway, Morocco, Japan, Denmark, Finland, Israel and Singapore.

The Naval Air Systems Command will manage the project.

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