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    Pentagon reported that Raytheon has been awarded a more than $38-million contract to engineer software upgrades for the air-to-air AIM-120D missile.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Raytheon has been awarded a more than $38-million contract to engineer software upgrades for the air-to-air AIM-120D missile to improve its performance against new threats to US aircraft, the Department of Defense announced in a press release.

    "Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $38,600,000 contract for the System Improvement Program 3-Engineering Manufacturing, Development for an incremental software solution for AIM-120D missiles to improve its performance against rapidly advancing threats," the release said on Wednesday.

    The AIM-120D is a beyond-visual-range missile with satellite-aided navigation, two-way data-links and software that increases destructive power and accuracy.

    The missile has greater range than earlier versions, according to Raytheon.

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