Raytheon awarded contract to supply Morocco with air-to-air missile systems


The US Army has contracted Raytheon to supply two Block II Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) and two air defence kits to the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) for training purposes.

According to information posted on the US Federal Business Opportunities register, Raytheon will also supply the RMAF with a spare Advanced Optical Target Detector and assorted tactical guidance equipment.

The deal is part of a $264 million contract that will see Raytheon supply the US and its allies worldwide with 485 AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.

The company will also be supplying an assortment of Block II training missiles, containers, target detectors etc., for delivery by December 2016.

The RMAF has been strengthening its air force with the acquisition of new aircraft and advanced aerial defence systems. Early this year, Raytheon won a contract to produce and supply 11 ACES electronic warfare systems and spares for the governments of Morocco, Egypt and Iraq under the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) programme.

The $70 million contract provided for the development and supply of Advanced Countermeasures Electronic System (ACES), an electronic warfare system used to jam hostile anti-aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft radar targeting systems.