Raytheon Missiles & Protection, a Raytheon Applied sciences enterprise, is awarded a $972 million contract for upgraded AMRAAM® missiles. That is the primary AMRAAM contract to provide a complete lot of AIM-120D3 and AIM-120C8 missiles developed below the Type, Match, Perform Refresh, often known as F3R, which updates each the missile’s {hardware} and software program. Along with offering missiles to each the U.S. Air Power and U.S. Navy, the contract additionally provides AMRAAMs to 19 international locations, extending the manufacturing line for each the U.S. and Allied companions. Its capabilities have been totally demonstrated in over 4,900 check photographs and greater than 13 air-to-air fight victories.

“This contract underscores the significance of AMRAAM within the warfighters’ arsenal. These missiles, developed below the Type, Match, Perform Refresh, have probably the most superior {hardware} and software program wanted to compete with peer adversaries,” mentioned Paul Ferraro, president of Air Energy for Raytheon Missiles & Protection.


AIM-120 Superior Medium-Vary Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)

Beneath the F3R program, engineers used model-based methods engineering initiatives and different digital applied sciences to improve a number of circuit playing cards and different {hardware} within the steerage part of the missile and to re-host legacy software program within the AIM-120D3 and AIM-120C8 AMRAAMs. These variants mix System Enchancment Program 3F software program updates with F3R {hardware}, offering super functionality in opposition to superior threats. The U.S. Air Power had the primary live-fire of the manufacturing model of AIM-120D3 in June 2022, showcasing the success of the missile in opposition to a goal. There are two further stay fires deliberate for 2022.

Raytheon Applied sciences Company is an aerospace and protection firm that gives superior methods and providers for industrial, army and authorities clients worldwide. With 4 industry-leading companies ? Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Area and Raytheon Missiles & Protection ? the corporate delivers options that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed vitality, electrical propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The corporate, shaped in 2020 by way of the mix of Raytheon Firm and the United Applied sciences Company aerospace companies, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

 AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)
AIM-120 Superior Medium-Vary Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)