Raytheon Awarded $125M Ceiling Contract for AMRAAM System Improvement Program

Raytheon Missiles Systems has been awarded a ceiling $125 million four-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) system improvement program.

This contract (FA8675-20-D-0002) provides for delivery of software updates to the AMRAAM inventory. Software development activities are expected to use a recognized agile framework consisting of government/Prime collaboration through repeatable increments of study, development, integration, test and capability demonstration.

An initial task order (FA8675-20-F-1026) will be awarded concurrently with the basic contract, for a total cost-plus-fixed-fee face value of around $1.2 million. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2026.

AIM-120 AMRAAM

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

Designed with 7-inch diameter instead of 8-inch diameter form-and-fit factors, and employing active transmit-receive radar guidance instead of semi-active receive-only radar guidance, it has the advantage of being a fire-and-forget weapon when compared to the previous generation Sparrowmissiles.

When an AMRAAM missile is being launched, NATO pilots use the brevity code Fox Three.




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