Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has receivedÂ a $78.7 million contract modification to provide sustainment and support services for AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles of the U.S. NavyÂ and theÂ U.S. Air ForceÂ as well asÂ 20 government clientsÂ under the Foreign Military Sales program.
The Defense Department said FridayÂ the modification coversÂ repair, depot management, software and integrated product support for AIM-9X Block IIÂ tactical missiles, captive air training missiles and special air training missiles.
WorkÂ will occurÂ in Tucson, Arizona, through May 2019 and will alsoÂ include efforts to address obsolescence, diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages, DoD added.
The Navy also awarded Raytheon a three-year, $199.8 million modificationÂ in late March for the full-rate production of lot 17 Sidewinder tactical missiles.
Foreign countriesÂ to be supported under bothÂ modifications includeÂ Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.
AIM-9X has been deployed by the Air Force and Navy onÂ F-15, F-16 and F-18 aircraft platforms as well asÂ air forces of 18 international customers to support air-to-air and surface-to-airÂ missile operations.