Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $16,457,008 contract for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) program for Gordian Knot (GK) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) life-of-type buy. This effort provides for a life-of-type procurement of GK ASIC in support of production and sustainment through the AMRAAM program of record. This contract involves unclassified Foreign Military Sales to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Poland, and Qatar.
U.S. Air Force fiscal 2020 missile procurement funds in the amount of $4,007,037; Navy fiscal 2020 weapons procurement funds in the amount of $4,248,005; and FMS funds in the amount of $8,201,966 are being obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed May 31, 2023. U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced AM-ram), is an American beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations. Designed with a 7-inch (180mm) diameter form-and-fit factor, and employing active transmit-receive radar guidance instead of semi-active receive-only radar guidance, it has the advantage of being a fire-and-forget weapon when compared to the previous generation Sparrow missiles. When an AMRAAM missile is launched, NATO pilots use the brevity code Fox Three.
The AMRAAM is the world’s most popular beyond-visual-range missile; more than 14,000 have been produced for the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and 33 international customers. AMRAAM® – Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile – is the world’s most sophisticated, combat-proven air dominance weapon. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in over 4,800 test shots and more than 10 air-to-air combat victories.