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U.S. missile deal for Poland finalized
by Richard Tomkins
Warsaw, Poland (UPI) Dec 22, 2016


Raytheon to provide TOW missiles for Saudi Arabia, Jordan
Washington (UPI) Dec 21, 2016 - Raytheon has received a $53 million contract modification for foreign military sales involving Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

The modification, awarded by the U.S. Army, provides additional funding for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided missiles. Work will be performed at the company's facilities in Tucson, Ariz., and Farmington, N.M.

Tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided missiles, also known as TOW missiles, are heavy assault weapons used by warfighters to engage armored targets. The system is operated by over 40 armed forces around the world.

The U.S. Army integrates the weapon with several armored vehicles including the Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.

Work is expected to be complete by October 2017. The Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Poland and the United States have finalized a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal for Poland's acquisition of missiles for use on F-16 aircraft.

Poland's Ministry of Defense said the country's Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defense, Bartosz Kownacki, personally met officials at the Pentagon on Tuesday to pick up a host of agreements for the furnishing and supplying the missiles.

The contract covers air-to-air AIM-9X Sidewinder precision missiles, medium-range air-to-air AIM-120 AMRAAM active radar-homing missiles and the latest variant of long-range AGM-158B, or JASSM ER, standoff cruise missiles.

The sale received approval from the U.S. Congress last week.

U.S. Army selects Kratos for missile component deliveries
San Diego (UPI) Dec 22, 2016 - Kratos Defense and Security has received a $23.4 million contract to deliver short-range air defense Class V missile components to the U.S. Army.

The contract supports deliveries for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, which is responsible for optimizing materiel readiness for the branch.

Under the three-year agreement, the company will be tasked with providing technical and engineering services in addition to delivering rocket motors, safe and arm devices, warheads, and batteries.

The agreement also includes foreign military sales deliveries for an unnamed customer. Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services president David Carter says the contract advances U.S. security interests abroad.

"This FMS contract provides for critical short range air defense missile systems products that will help ensure the defensive infrastructure posture of one of our most critical allies and help preserve the national defense interests of the United States, now and well into the future," he said in a press release.

"We are very pleased to continue to support the U.S. Army and its FMS Customers in this important effort."


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