India has placed an order for 245 Raytheon-built Stinger air-to-air missiles, launchers and related engineering support services through the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program.
Raytheon said Wednesday the Indian military expects to receive the Stingers as part of a potential $3.1 billion FMS agreement forged between the governments of India and the U.S.
The deal also covers procurement of combat helicopters, electronic warfare systems, radars and weapons, Raytheon noted.
The Stinger missile is designed to be integrated onto tactical ground platforms and fixed- or rotary-wing military aircraft.
Raytheon has recorded more than 270 air intercepts for the system to date.