The Royal Air Force of Oman, the United Arab Emirates Air Force and the Czech Republic Air Force have signed individual US Government Letters of Offer and Acceptance authorizing procurement of Raytheon Company's AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles. The total value of these orders is in excess of $35 million.
These missiles will equip the Oman and UAE F-16s aircraft. Raytheon has produced more than 45,000 guidance control sections and 75,000 active optical target detectors throughout the evolution of the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. Raytheon is also the prime contractor for the AIM-9X next generation Sidewinder missile, which is in production today.
The AIM-9M is a US Navy program that has been in production for 15 years. The AIM-9 Sidewinder missile is combat proven and is the short-range standard for US Forces and many of their allies. The Sidewinder missile family is currently in use by more than 40 nations worldwide.
With headquarters in Massachusetts, Raytheon Company is a global technology provider in defense, government and commercial electronics, and business aircraft. — (menareport.com)
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