Raytheon exceeds AMRAAM delivery requirements of US Air Force
Second rocket motor source certified
PARIS, June 17, 2013
PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) continues to
exceed renegotiated delivery schedule requirements of the AIM-120 Advanced
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to the U.S. Air Force following the
renewal of contract payments in December 2012, a successful live-fire test and
certification of a second rocket motor source.
Nammo Group, the second AMRAAM rocket motor source based in Raufoss, Norway,
was officially certified by the Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board earlier this
year. In 2010, Raytheon and Nammo began development and qualification of an
alternative rocket motor for the AIM-120 AMRAAM.
"Maintaining consistent and timely AMRAAM deliveries to the U.S. government
and our international customers is a top priority for Raytheon, and Nammo has
played a critical role in this effort," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president
of Raytheon Missile Systems.
The live-fire test was performed in January 2013 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
All test objectives were successfully accomplished, according to U.S. Air
AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational
flexibility in both air-to-air and surface-launch engagement scenarios and
provides today's warfighter with enhanced operational capability, cost
effectiveness and future growth options/solutions.
Procured by 36 countries, the combat-proven AMRAAM has been operational and
integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado, Harrier,
F-4 and the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is also the baseline missile for
the NATO-approved Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.
The AMRAAM program is currently on track and weapons continue to be delivered
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
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