US Air Force awards Raytheon Missiles & Defense $518 million Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile contract
TUCSON, Ariz., (March 26, 2021) - Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, was awarded a U.S. Air Force contract for Lot 34 of the AMRAAM® missile. The Department of Defense announcement states:
Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $518,443,821 firm-fixed-price, incentive contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 34, with priced options for Lots 35 and 36. This basic contract award provides for the production of the Lot 34 AMRAAMs, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), guidance sections, AMRAAM Telemetry System (ATS), initial and field spares, and other production engineering support hardware and activities. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2023. This contract involves unclassified Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, and Qatar. Fiscal 2019 Air Force missile procurement funds in the amount of $5,348,048; fiscal 2020 Air Force missile procurement funds in the amount of $108,158,773; fiscal 2019 Navy weapons procurement funds in the amount of $26,003,961; fiscal 2020 Navy weapons procurement funds in the amount of $77,192,047; fiscal 2021 Navy weapons procurement funds in the amount of $3,804,680; fiscal 2020 Air Force research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $5,306,972; fiscal 2021 Air Force RDT&E funds in the amount of $3,877,865; fiscal 2020 Navy RDT&E funds in the amount of $2,216,700; fiscal 2021 Navy RDT&E funds in the amount of $2,043,378; fiscal 2021 Air Force operation and maintenance (O&M) funds in the amount of $378,993; fiscal 2021 Army O&M funds in the amount of $497,466; and FMS funds in the amount of $283,614,938 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8675-21-C-0034).
"AMRAAM continues to serve as the air-to-air missile of choice for 40 international countries and the United States," said Paul Ferraro, vice president of Air Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. "It will continue to deliver combat proven, beyond visual range capability in support of the air dominance mission for years to come."
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