The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a contract for advanced medium range air-to-air missiles to Australia, Korea, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Turkey.
Under the terms of the deal, which is valued at more than $12 million under the terms of a fixed-price-incentive contract, Raytheon will provide advanced medium range air-to-air missiles, or AMRAAM, field spares and initial depot spares, according to the Pentagon.
The AMRAAM can be used in a variety of combat scenarios, including air-to-air and ground-to-air engagements. The missile is a “fire and forget” munition, with the on-board systems giving aircrews a high degree of precision and lethality when deployed against a moving target or fixed target on the ground.
Work on the contract will occur in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be complete by January 2021.