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レイセオン社 829億円のAMRAAM契約受注

F-35 releasing AMRAAM Image: Raytheon

レイセオン社は米空軍とAdvanced Medium Range Air-to-Air(AMRAAM)ミサイルを米軍とFMS契約国向けに製造する約829億円($768 million)の契約を締結しました。

米国防総省の契約情報サイトでは、この契約では製造ロット33に関するもので2023年2月28日迄に完了予定です。

この契約のほぼ半分(47%)が海外のFMS契約国向けで、それらにはオーストラリア、日本、サウジアラビア、シンガポール、英国が含まれます。

レイセオン社によると、AMRAAMはこれまで4200回以上の発射試験が行われ、25年間の運用の中で10回の空対空キルの戦果をあげています。

AMRAAMの紹介ーメーカーWebサイトより:
The AMRAAM® air-to-air missile is the world’s most sophisticated air dominance weapon. With more than 25 years of design, upgrades, testing and production, the AIM-120 missile continues to meet all warfighter requirements. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in over 4,200 test shots and 10 air-to-air combat victories.

The AMRAAM missile is a versatile and proven weapon with operational flexibility in a wide variety of scenarios, including air-to-air and surface-launch engagements. In the surface launch role, it is the baseline weapon on the NASAMS™ launcher.

In the air-to-air role, no other missile compares to the AMRAAM missile. The weapon’s advanced active guidance section provides aircrew with a high degree of combat flexibility and lethality. Its mature seeker design allows it to quickly find targets in the most combat challenging environments.

Procured by 37 countries including the U.S., the combat-proven AMRAAM missile has been integrated onto the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado and Harrier. The AIM-120C5 and AIM-120C7 missiles are fully integrated onto the F-35 and support the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B initial operational capability as the only air-to-air missile qualified on the F-35.

参考リンク:
http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/2019-12-30-U-S-Air-Force-awards-Raytheon-768-million-Advanced-Medium-Range-Air-to-Air-Missile-contract