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DoD contracts Sidewinder missiles for US, FMS customers

22 March 2020
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The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Raytheon USD392.4 million to deliver AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles to both United States and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

The award, announced on 20 March, covers live and training Lot 20 AIM-9X Block II and Block II+ missiles and related equipment for the US Air Force (USAF), US Navy (USN), and 22 FMS customers.

FMS nations listed comprise Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).US Navy ordnancemen load an AIM-9X aboard USS Carl Vinson. The DoD has awarded Raytheon USD392.4 million to deliver the latest Block II and Block II+ versions to US and FMS customers. (US Navy)US Navy ordnancemen load an AIM-9X aboard USS Carl Vinson. The DoD has awarded Raytheon USD392.4 million to deliver the latest Block II and Block II+ versions to US and FMS customers. (US Navy)

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