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US Air Force awards RTX USD1.15 billion for latest AMRAAM configuration


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TUCSON, ARIZONA (BNS): Raytheon Technologies (now RTX) was awarded a USD1.15 billion contract for AIM-120 D-3 and C-8 AMRAAM missiles.

This is the largest AMRAAM missile contract to date and the fifth production lot of the highly advanced missiles developed under the Form, Fit, Function Refresh, also known as F3R, which updates both the missile's hardware and allows for Agile software upgrades.

According to a press release by RTX, in addition to providing missiles to both the US Air Force and US Navy, the contract also supplies AMRAAM all-up-rounds and/or spares to 18 countries, including Ukraine, extending the production line for both the U.S. and Allied partners.

Under the F3R programme, engineers used model-based systems engineering initiatives and other digital technologies to upgrade multiple circuit cards and other hardware in the guidance section of the missile and to re-host legacy software in the AIM-120 D-3 and AIM-120 C-8 AMRAAMs, the release added.

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