WASHINGTON, December 24 (Sputnik) — The US Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $500-million contract to supply advanced medium-range air-to-air Missiles (AMRAAM), the company has said in a statement.
"The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items, including the captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment and non-developmental item airborne instrumentation unit," Raytheon said Tuesday.
According to Raytheon, the deal, scheduled to be completed by February 2017, includes AMRAAM sales to Korea, Oman, Singapore and Thailand.
In August, the United States approved the possible sale of AMRAAM missiles to Turkey, following a request from the Turkish government.
The AMRAAM is used by 36 countries on a variety of fighter planes. The air-to-air missile has guidance capabilities and is also used for ground-to-air defense systems.