Raytheon awarded $320 million Stinger contract

U.S. Marines fire a Stinger missile during an exercise in Norway. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $320.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal for Stinger missile production.

The Stinger is a lightweight, portable, self-contained air defense system that can be deployed by ground troops. All four of the U.S. military services use it, along with 19 other nations. In 2019, the Stinger was retrofitted by the U.S. Army with proximity fuses, allowing the missiles to destroy unmanned airborne systems with direct hits or detonating near them, providing military personnel more defense against small, agile threats.

The contract is to be completed by the end of June 2026. Work locations and funding for each order will be determined when the orders are placed.

Raytheon has its Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, where it produces the Standard Missile products. The company also produces lower tier air and missile defense sensors for the Army in Huntsville.

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