The Royal Air Force of Oman, the United Arab Emirates Air Force and the Czech Republic Air Force all signed individual US Government Letters of Offer and Acceptance authorising procurement of Raytheon’s AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles.
These missiles will equip the Oman and UAE F-16s and the Czech Republic L-159 aircraft. The total value of these orders is in excess of $35 million.
Raytheon is reported to have produced more than 45,000 guidance control sections and 75,000 active optical target detectors throughout the evolution of the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile.
The AIM-9M is a US Navy program that has been in production for 15 years. The AIM-9 Sidewinder missile is combat proven and is the short-range standard for US Forces and many of their allies. The Sidewinder missile family is currently in use by more than 40 nations worldwide.