The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded Raytheon Missiles and Defense a $518.4 million contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) sales to 11 nations.
The latest contract for Lots 35 and 36 follows a larger $768.3 million order from December 2019.
As part of the latest contract modification, the company will deliver AMRAAMs to Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, and Qatar.
It is worth noting that foreign military sales amount to $283.6 million of the contract value. The rest is for the supply of AMRAAMs to the US armed forces.
A follow-on to the AIM-7 Sparrow missile series, the AMRAAM is compatible with the US Air Force F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35 and Navy F/A-18 C-F, in addition to ally aircraft.
AMRAAM is also used with the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), short to medium range ground based air defense system offered by Raytheon and Kongsberg.
The supersonic missile uses an active radar and has a range of over 20 miles. An extended-range (AMRAAM-ER) of the missile, which is based on Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, offers a 50 percent increase in range.