Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Raytheon awarded $125M for AMRAAM system improvement program

Raytheon Missiles Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver software updates to the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) inventory.

The Department of Defense announced the deal in its daily contracting notice on September 9, 2020. The announcement says that the Raytheon Missiles Systems has been awarded a ceiling $125 million contract for the AMRAAM system improvement program.

“Software development activities are expected to use a recognized agile framework consisting of government/Prime collaboration through repeatable increments of study, development, integration, test and capability demonstration,” said in a statement.


Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2026.

The Raytheon’s website said the AIM-120 AMRAAM is the world’s most sophisticated, combat-proven air dominance weapon. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in over 4,800 test shots and more than 10 air-to-air combat victories.

The AMRAAM is in service with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and over 25 US-allied nations.

Meanwhile, Pentagon recently has informed Congress it plans to sell AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM to Japan and AIM-120C-7/8 missiles to Spain.

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