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General Dynamics Awarded $425M For Missile Systems By Spanish Army

SPIKE is a man-portable 3rd generation electro-optical anti-tank missile system with target auto-homing system capabilities. The missile provides exceptionally high-target destruction.
by Staff Writers
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jan 15, 2007
General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas was awarded a $424.5 million contract in late December 2006 by the Spanish Army for the supply of Long Range (LR) SPIKE Missile Systems. General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas is one of four companies that comprise General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics.

General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas, the prime contractor, has an agreement with the Israeli company RAFAEL for the manufacture of the systems. Approximately 60 percent of the program work will be completed in Spain, where General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas will manufacture system components and perform final assembly and testing.

The SPIKE-LR is a lightweight, shoulder-launched multi-purpose missile system with a range of up to 4,000 meters. The contract calls for the manufacture of 260 launchers and 2,600 missiles, plus integrated logistics support. Work under the contract is expected to be complete by 2014.

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Pakistan Chooses Raytheon's Proven Air Defense Missiles To Secure Borders
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jan 16, 2007
The country of Pakistan has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of 500 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) - generating the largest single international AMRAAM purchase -- and 200 AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles. This is also the first AMRAAM missile procurement between Raytheon Company and Pakistan. Delivery of the AMRAAM missiles will start in 2008 and continue through 2011.







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