Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) will help the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy integrate Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile systems into military fighter aircraft under a potential 11-year, $74 million contract.
The company’s missiles and defense business in Tucson, Arizona, will provide an aviation laboratory and perform flight test, clearance and simulation work to address AMRAAM integration requirements, the Department of Defense said Thursday.
Raytheon will concurrently receive an initial $9.4 million task order with the basic award.
Aircraft models that will use the weapon are F-15, F-16, FA-18, F-22, F-35 and fighter platforms that may enter the USAF and Navy fleets through fiscal 2029.
Both service branches are obligating a total of $2.5 million at the time of award from fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds.
The AF Life Cycle Management Center issued the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a sole-source contracting process.
AMRAAM includes an active guidance technology and a seeker designed to locate targets for air-to-air engagement operations and functions as the baseline weapon on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.