Raytheon Wins U.S. Army’s $321M Stinger Missiles Deal

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Raytheon Wins U.S. Army’s $321M Stinger Missiles Deal
Stinger missile being loaded onto an Avenger air defense system

The U.S. Army today awarded Raytheon approximately $321 million for Stinger missile production.

The FIM-92 Stinger is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) that operates as an infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). It can be adapted to fire from a wide variety of ground vehicles and helicopters (as an air-to-air missile).

Light to carry and easy to operate, the FIM-92 Stinger is a passive surface-to-air missile that can be shoulder-fired by a single operator (although standard military procedure calls for two operators, team chief and gunner). The FIM-92B missile can also be fired from the M-1097 Avenger and the M6 Linebacker. The missile is also capable of being deployed from a Humvee Stinger rack, and can be used by airborne troops.

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