Raytheon has won $387 million modification contract to procure a limited subset of items necessary to maintain schedule for eventual manufacture, assembly, test and delivery of 20 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles and related efforts, and up to four additional foreign military sales (FMS) missiles, for a potential total of 24 missiles.
The contract action also increases the transition to production undefinitized contract action (Unue developing engineering manufacturing readiness level (EMRL) 3 compliance, achieving sustained rate capability of producing two all-up rounds per month, demonstrating EMRL 4 compliance, and achieving Tactical Configuration Readiness. This modification increases the total cumulative face value of the contract by $415 million(from $694 million to $1.1 billion) . The work is expected by April 2022, US department of defense said in a statment Tuesday.
The SM-3 interceptor is a defensive weapon the US Navy uses to destroy short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
The interceptor uses sheer force, rather than an explosive warhead, to destroy its target. Its “kill vehicle” hits threats with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling 600 mph. This technique, referred to as “hit-to-kill,” has been likened to intercepting a bullet with another bullet.
The next-generation SM-3 Block IIA interceptor is being developed and produced in cooperation with Japanese industry and will be deployable on land as well as at sea. It has two distinct new features: larger rocket motors that will allow it to defend broader areas from ballistic missile threats and a larger kinetic warhead. The interceptor’s kinetic warhead has been enhanced, improving the search, discrimination, acquisition and tracking functions, to address advanced and emerging threats.
The SM-3 IIA missile intercepted an advanced ballistic missile threat in its first live target test in early 2017. The flawless intercept was preceded by two successful non-target flight tests.
The Block IIA variant is the centerpiece of the European missile defense system. It will be deployed ashore in Poland to complete Phase 3 of the European Phased Adaptive Approach.
Raytheon has won $143 million modification contract to procure 100 full-rate production Lot 15 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles. Work is expected to be completed in August 2020, US department of defense said in a statement Friday
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Raytheon Company has completed developmental testing on the Small Diameter Bomb II, a key step toward bringing this new capability to fighter pilots. Government confidence testing, a prerequisite for operational testing, is scheduled to be completed this year
Raytheon has won $136 million modification contract to exercise an option for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) low rate initial production (LRIP). The LRIP unit will be deployed on a DDG Flight III class ship
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Raytheon Company will produce, test and deliver 44 Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptors under a $466.9 million U
Raytheon signed an interactive project agreement with Defence Science and Technology (DST) to work collaboratively to develop and prototype advanced electronic warfare capabilities for the Australian Defence Force's priorities and programs. "Our ability to build Defence capability relies on support from industry to deliver leading-edge innovation and research," said Australia's Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky
The US Navy has awarded a $77 million worth contract to Raytheon to support Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) program, Block 2 multi-year production requirements, the Department of defense announced Friday. Raytheon is contracted to provide “the engineering, test equipment, material and management necessary to transition Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 engineering, manufacturing and development into low-rate manufacturing, fabricating and production of ESSM Block 2 missiles,” the statement says
Raytheon has won $242 million contract to supply Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack, missile ordnance alterations, and spares to US Navy and Qatar for fiscal 2018. RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms
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