The Pentagon announced a $192 million contract awarded to Raytheon for the production of Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for Ukraine.
This contract includes Raytheon's procurement of fielded AMRAAM weapons from various sources, as stated in an official Pentagon release today.
The work is expected to be completed by November 29, 2024. However, the specific number of missiles and delivery dates are not specified in the announcement.
Funding for this contract is allocated from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).
AMRAAM is an all-weather, medium-range air-to-air guided missile capable of hitting targets at distances of up to 180 km. It is compatible with the F-16 fighters that Ukraine is set to receive in a couple of months.
In June, Raytheon received $1.15 billion to produce the next lot of AIM-120 D-3 and C-8 AMRAAM missiles for international allies and partners, including Ukraine.