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Raytheon receives multiple orders for AMRAAM and MALD-J missile systems

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Raytheon
 
 
Raytheon receives multiple orders for AMRAAM and MALD-J missile systems
 
Raytheon Company was awarded a $528,797,459 contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). Raytheon will provide AMRAAM Lot 29 missiles and other AMRAAM system items. This contract involves foreign military sales. Raytheon also received order from the USAF for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer missile Lot 8, the US-based company announced yesterday March 31.
     

Raytheon's Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile fired from a F-35 Lighting II multirole fighter aircraft
     
Production of AMRAAM systems will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by January 2018. This award was booked in the first quarter 2015.

Raytheon's AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational flexibility in both air-to-air and surface-launch engagement scenarios and provides today's warfighter with enhanced operational capability, cost effectiveness and future growth options/solutions. Procured by 36 countries, the combat-proven AMRAAM has been operational and integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado, Harrier, F-4 and the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is also the baseline missile for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.

Raytheon also announced on March 31 a $91.5 million U.S. Air Force contract modification award for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile. The contract modification is for Lot 8.

Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by June 2017. This award was booked in the first quarter 2015.

MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost expendable flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs fewer than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform.