UAE to Buy AMRAAM from Raytheon

by: Matthew Potter
February 23, 2009

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Raytheon announced that they had signed a contract with the UAE to provide advanced AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles for the nation’s F-16 fleet. Reuters reports that the contract is for over two hundred of the missiles. No contract value was given but it is substantial as the AMRAAM is a fairly expensive system. Deliveries are expected to begin in the 2011 time frame. Over the last five years the UAE has invested heavily in upgrading the capabilities of their armed forces. Most recently they have invested over three billion dollars into missile and air defense capability with the purchase of PATRIOT and THAAD systems from the U.S.

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