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    Pentagon Awards $67 Million to Deliver Sidewinder Rocket Motors to Egypt

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    Alliant Techsystems Operations, also known as ATK has received a $67 million US Air Force contract to make SR-116 rocket motors for the AIM-9P Sidewinder air-to-air missile, the Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The contract is 100 percent foreign military sales, with foreign country military funds being obligated for the first delivery order to Bahrain, Taiwan and Egypt, the Defense Department explained.

    “Alliant Techsystems Operations doing business as ATK Tactical Propulsion and Control, Rocket Center, West Virginia, has been awarded a… $67 million… contract for production of SR-116 rocket motors for the AIM-9P rocket,” the announcement stated on Thursday.

    The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy in the 1950s.


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