Raytheon Receives AIM-9x Block II Contract from US Navy
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $39.6 million contract for Fiscal Year 2012 production and delivery of the AIM-9X Block IIinfrared-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.
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.
Naval Today Staff , February 09, 2012; Image: raytheon