Missile designers at the Raytheon Co. will provide special tooling and test equipment, as well as technology refresh and upgrades of the latest batch of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and foreign militaries. Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., announced a $25.7 million contract modification to the Raytheon Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., to provide special tooling and special test equipment for the form, fit, function, refresh (F3R) transition to full-rate production, testing of F3R test software, fixtures, and equipment modifications for AMRAAM missiles production lots 28 to 30. The contract modification is related to a $491.5 million contract awarded to Raytheon last December for lot 28 AMRAAM production. Lot 28 involves federal fiscal year 2014 AMRAAM procurement, in which Pentagon officials plan to buy 227 AMRAAM missiles - 183 AIM-120D missiles for the Air Force, 44 for the Navy, and the rest for foreign military sales.
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