DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Nov. 17, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received the 1,000th AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM
) rocket motor from Nammo Group, a leading propulsion products company based in Raufoss,
. The motor is scheduled to be installed in a production AIM-120C7 missile later this month.
"Our partnership with Nammo is another example of the close relationship Raytheon enjoys with our supplier-partners," said Dr.
Taylor W. Lawrence
, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "The teamwork between Raytheon and Nammo has contributed significantly to our shared success."
Following a lengthy qualification process in
, Nammo was certified as an AMRAAM rocket motor supplier for Raytheon and has been delivering motors at the rate of approximately 90 motors per month.
"The Raytheon-Nammo partnership has been a model of success throughout the past year," said
, AMRAAM program director with Raytheon Missile Systems. "Raytheon has worked extremely hard to make certain our end-user customers continue to receive AMRAAM missiles on schedule."
AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational flexibility in both air-to-air and surface-launch engagement scenarios and provides today's warfighter with enhanced operational capability, cost effectiveness and future growth options and solutions.
Procured by 36 countries, the combat-proven AMRAAM has been operational and integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado, Harrier and F-4, and integration is ongoing in the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is also the baseline missile for the NATO-approved National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of
and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in
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