Tucson, Arizona, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business unit of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), $972 million Contract for upgraded AMRAAM® missiles. This is the first he to produce a full lot of AIM-120D3 and AIM-120C8 missiles developed under his Form, Fit and Function refresh, also known as F3R, which updates both the missile’s hardware and software. AMRAAM contract.
“This contract underscores the importance of AMRAAM in a combatant’s arsenal.” Paul Ferraro, Air Power President of Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Developed under a form, fit and function refresh, these missiles feature the cutting-edge hardware and software needed to compete with their peers.”
In addition to providing missiles for both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, the contract will supply AMRAAM to 19 countries and expand production lines for both U.S. and Allied partners.
Under the F3R program, engineers used model-based systems engineering initiatives and other digital techniques to upgrade multiple circuit cards and other hardware in the missile’s guidance section, resulting in the AIM-120D3 and AIM-120C8 Rehosted legacy software from AMRAAM. These variants combine his 3F software updates of system improvement programs with F3R hardware to provide superior capabilities against advanced threats.
The U.S. Air Force fires the first production version of the AIM-120D3 June 2022, indicating the success of the missile against the target. Two more live fires are planned for 2022.
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services to commercial, military and government customers around the world. With four industry-leading businesses—Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missile & Defense—the company has expertise in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. We provide solutions that push boundaries. The company was founded in 2020 by combining the aerospace businesses of Raytheon and United Technologies and is headquartered in the United States. Arlington, Virginia.
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