Turkey Buys 127 AIM-9X Sidewinder MissilesFeb 24, 2006 03:26 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ received a $35.7 million ceiling priced modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0006). It exercises an option for the procurement of 127 AIM-9X Sidewinder short range air-air missiles, 22 Captive Air Training Missiles that have the seeker head and electronics but no rocket motor, and 41 containers for the government of Turkey under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The sale is a logical counterpart to Turkey’s ongoing F-16 modernization program.
Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ (84%); Rocket Center, WVA (13%); and Andover, MA (3%) and is expected to be complete in March 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.