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Raytheon awarded contract for delivering AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles to Japan

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Raytheon awarded contract for delivering AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles to Japan
 
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $33 million. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona.
     
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $33 million. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Raytheon AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM)
     
The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of 17 AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 2 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), containers, missile support and test equipment, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $33 million.

The Government of Japan requires these missiles for national defense, regional security, inventory modernization, and U.S. interoperability. This sale will enhance the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s ability to defend Japan’s territory and protect critical Japanese and U.S. installations. Japan, which currently has AIM-120C5 missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.

The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM, is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations.