Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $291.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to buildÂ 660 full-rate production Lot 16Â AIM 9X Block IIÂ Sidewinder tactical missiles and related components for several domestic and foreign military customers.
The Defense Department said Friday the modification also includesÂ 252 Block IIÂ captive air training missiles, Â 13 special air training missiles, 274 all-up-round containers, Â 15 captive test missiles, one lotÂ of classified assets, 16 setsÂ of spares and various guidance units, propulsion steering sections andÂ spare optical target detectors and containers.
Raytheon’s missile systems unit in Tucson, Arizona, is scheduled to complete work under the modification in March 2019.
DoD noted theÂ contract combines purchases from the U.S. Navy, Â U.S. Air ForceÂ and the U.S. ArmyÂ as well as the governments of Australia, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Malaysia, Israel, Oman, Belgium, Finland, Singapore and Romania.
The AIM-9X Block II missile, a variant of the Sidewinder short-range missile system, is equipped with aÂ redesigned fuze, a digital ignition safety device and aÂ lock-on-after-launch technology.
Sidewinders are designed to integrate withÂ F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-4, A-4, A-6, AV-8B, AH-1, Tornado, JA-37 Viggen Sea Harrier aircraft platforms.