Raytheon receives Stinger order for Indian Apache helos

A ground-based air defense variant of the Stinger system | Photo: Raytheon

The U.S. government has awarded a contract to defense manufacturer Raytheon for the supply of Stinger missiles to service a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) order from India, Qatar and Italy.

The Stinger systems, which include ‘Stinger FIM-92H Block 1 missiles, Stinger FIM-92F Block 1 missiles, captive flight trainers, other training devices and associated equipment and spares’, according to a U.S. defense department statement issued last month, are expected to become part of the inventory of the Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 22 Apache attack helicopters.

The IAF is to receive 245 Stinger air-to-air missiles.

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