Raytheon delivers 20,000th AMRAAM missile

Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, speaks during a banquet to celebrate Raytheon’s 20,000th AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) on Jan. 31, 2017. The missile currently flies on eight fighter aircraft.

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $634 million Air Force contract to produce Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles and perform related work under a foreign military sales deal to Japan, Korea, Morocco, Poland, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Bahrain and Qatar.

The work will be performed in Tucson, with an expected completion date of Jan. 31, 2020, the Pentagon said in a contract notice.

Separately, the Air Force awarded Raytheon a $25.8 million contract for special AMRAAM tooling and test equipment, for foreign military sales to Norway, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Australia, the United Kingdom, Poland, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Qatar.