Raytheon’s international domination continues with Norway missile deal
Raytheon Co. will land a $345 million missile deal with Norway if the Pentagon gets the OK from Congress — pocket change when compared to the other, multi-billion dollar international awards its announced recently.
Here’s the latest: The State Department approved the possible foreign military sale to Norway for up to 200 AIM 9X Block II Sidewinder missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support. Also part of the deal is 40 captive air training missiles, which have no warhead or rocket motor, and missile guidance units. According to the announcement from the Pentagon, Norway requires these capabilities for “mutual defense, regional security, force modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability.”
The sale, the first of its kind to Norway, will enhance the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s ability to defend against future threats and contribute to current and future NATO operations.