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AIM-9X Sidewinder: US Military Makes 2006 Missile Buy

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AIM-9X Sidewinder Raytheon Systems in Tucson, AZ received a $59.3 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0006). This contract combines purchases of the U.S. Air Force ($31.7 million; 53.4%), U.S. Navy ($25 million; 42%), and also the Government of Switzerland ($2.8 million; 4.6%) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. It exercises an option for the fiscal 2006 procurement of AIM-9X Sidewinder short range air to air missiles, training missiles, and other ancillaries. The exact items and customers under this order are: * 196 AIM-9X SRAAMs: U.S. Air Force (103); U.S. Navy (93). * 125 Captive Air Training Missiles, which have AIM-9X seekers but no warheads and cannot be fired. The U.S. Air Force (70), U.S. Navy (42), and the Government of Switzerland (13) * 100 missile containers: U.S. Air Force (55), U.S. Navy (38), and the Government of Switzerland (7). Work on this contract will be performed in Tucson, AZ (84%), Rocket Center, WVA (13%), and Andover, MA (3%), and is expected to be complete in March 2008. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.

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