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Orbital ATK contracted to support Sidewinder missile sale
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017


Orbital ATK has won a contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply rocket motors for AIM-9P Sidewinder missiles.

The contract, which has a potential value of $67 million if all options are exercised, covers motors for missiles to be sold to other governments under the U.S. foreign military sales program. The project is being managed by the Robins Air Force Base.

"The Sidewinder Missile System has a proven record for effectiveness and reliability at home and around the world, and this award will help our allies defend shared interests for years to come," Orbital ATK's Pat Nolan said in a press release. "I am confident we will deliver this FMS version to our allies overseas with the same outstanding record with which we deliver thousands of other tactical air-to-air rocket motors."

The Sidewinder missile is a short-range, air-to-air and air-to-surface weapon typically integrated with fighter aircraft such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon or the F/A-18 Super Hornet. It has also been used by various attack helicopters.

The missile's latest Block II variant uses a redesigned fuze and digital ignition device aimed at improving safety for operators.

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Boeing receives contract modification for Harpoon missile support
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Boeing received an $8.3 million contract modification to continue performing various Harpoon missile support services for the U.S. Navy. The contract also includes work on Harpoon missiles operated by various foreign military sales customers. Governments receiving the services include Brazil, Chile, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Turkey, Britain, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singap ... read more

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