Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received an $82.8 million contract modificationÂ to produce AIM-9X Block IIÂ missile systems for theÂ U.S. NavyÂ and the U.S. Air Force as well as the governments ofÂ Poland, Indonesia, Romania and Belgium.
The modification was awarded by the Navy and covers theÂ full-rate production ofÂ 180 lot 17 AIM-9X all-up-round missiles, 19 captive air training missiles, 50 missile containers and three special air training missiles, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
Raytheon will alsoÂ deliver seven spare active optical target detector containers, four guidance unit containers, two spare active optical target detectors, two spare tactical guidance units, two spare captive air training missile guidance units and other associated spare parts.
Work is scheduled to be completed inÂ March 2020.
DoD noted the NavyÂ providedÂ the full amount of the modification at the time of award andÂ $10.2 million in obligated fundsÂ will expire byÂ the end of the current fiscal year.
AIM-9X Block II is an updatedÂ version of AIM-9X Sidewinder missile andÂ equipped with a redesigned fuze, a digital ignition safety device and modernÂ electronics.