Raytheon Wins $39.6 M US Navy Contract for AIM-9X
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $39.6 million contract for Fiscal Year 2012 production and delivery of the AIM-9X Block II infrared-guided air-to-air missile. The contract, which modifies a previously awarded contract, was announced on Jan. 31 by the Department of Defense.
About the AIM-9X Block II
The AIM-9X Sidewinder is an infrared-guided air-to-air missile that has demonstrated capability in the surface-to-air and air-to-surface missions. The AIM-9X Block II adds a redesigned fuze and electronics along with other enhancements to the AIM-9X Block I.
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- AIM-9X is an infrared air-to-air missile that has proven surface-to-air capability.
- Raytheon has produced more than 4,500 AIM-9X Block I and II Sidewinder missiles.
- The weapon is currently integrated on the F/A-18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Source : Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)