Raytheon Missiles Systems has been awarded a $72 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide technical support for AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).
The cost-plus, fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded by the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
The contractor will provide technical services and analysis supporting the AMRAAM weapon system. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025.
The AIM-120 AMRAAM is an American beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations.
Designed with a 7-inch (180mm) diameter form-and-fit factor, 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 Sparrow missiles.
The AMRAAM is the world’s most popular beyond-visual-range missile, and more than 14,000 have been produced for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and 33 international customers. The AMRAAM has been used in several engagements and is credited with ten air-to-air kills.
Now over 30 years old in design, the AMRAAM is due to be replaced by the new AIM-260 JATM, which will offer better long-range performance and ability to defeat electronic warfare jamming.