Raytheon Wins $39.6 Million US Navy Contract for AIM-9X

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

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.
About Raytheon

Raytheon Com­pa­ny, with 2011 sales of $25 bil­lion, is a tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion leader spe­cial­iz­ing in defense, home­land secu­ri­ty and oth­er gov­ern­ment mar­kets through­out the world. With a his­to­ry of inno­va­tion span­ning 90 years, Raytheon pro­vides state-of-the-art elec­tron­ics, mis­sion sys­tems inte­gra­tion and oth­er capa­bil­i­ties in the areas of sens­ing; effects; and com­mand, con­trol, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and intel­li­gence sys­tems, as well as a broad range of mis­sion sup­port ser­vices. With head­quar­ters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 peo­ple world­wide. For more about Raytheon, vis­it us at www.raytheon.com and fol­low us on Twit­ter at @raytheon.

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