The Air Force gave Raytheon Co. [RTN] a $180 million firm fixed-price contract for the AMRAAM program.
AMRAAM, the advanced medium-range air-to-air missile, a guided weapon, is a supersonic asset.
Under the contract, Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz., will provide 5 AIM-120D AMRAAM Air Vehicles Instrumented, 96 AIM-120D AMRAAM Air Vehicles, warranty for 25 Air Force captive air training missiles, and 105 non-developments item-airborne instrumentation units.
Also funded is the manufacturing excellence model initiative, test equipment, and two priced options. Work will be finished in January 2010.