21:12 GMT29 January 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Raytheon Missile Systems has received a more than three quarter of a million-dollar US Air Force contract to make more advanced air-to-air missiles for the United States and 22 allied nations, the US Department of Defence said in a press release.

    "Raytheon Missile Systems Company [of] Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a $768,283,907… contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 33", the release said on Friday.

    The Defence Department explained that the contract provides for the production of the AMRAAM missiles, captive air training missiles, guidance sections, AMRAAM telemetry system, spares, and other production engineering support hardware.

    The contract involves foreign military sales "to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom", the release said.

    Work on the contract will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, over the next four years with an expected completion date of 28 February 2023, the release added.

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