Raytheon has won a $14 million modification contract from the US to provide continued production support and engineering for the Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB program.
The SM-3 is a ship-based missile system used to intercept short and intermediate range ballistic missiles as a part of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.
The SM-3 Block IB interceptor has an enhanced two-color infrared seeker and upgraded steering and propulsion capability that uses short bursts of precision propulsion to direct the missile toward incoming targets. It became operational in 2014, deploying for the first time on US Navy ships worldwide.
The missile is thought of have a maximum operational range of 2,500 km (1,350 miles). It also carries a much more advanced kill vehicle than previous SM interceptor variants. Its “kill vehicle” hits threats with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling 600 mph.
In September last year, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and MDA, in cooperation with the US Navy conducted a successful test of the Aegis Baseline 9/BMD 5.0 combat system that involved the test firing of a SM-3 Block IB interceptor missile launched from a Japanese guided-missile destroyer.
Work will be completed by October 2019.
Raytheon has won a $12 million contract for engineering and test support services for the ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) currently in development for the Navy EA-18G aircraft. Services to be provided include software support for NGJ pod and integration, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, testing, training, and tools related to and in support of ALQ-249 and advanced electronic warfare initiatives, US Department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
Raytheon has won a Dh1.3 billion (US $353 million) contract to supply Patriot missiles for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defense Force on the opening day of IDEX and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex 2019) that kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday
Raytheon has completed more than 1,700 wind tunnel tests on the newest, extended-range variant of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The AMRAAM-ER missile is a ground-launched weapon that will intercept targets at longer distances and higher altitudes
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Raytheon have successfully proven the performance of a recently developed Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensor called the Advanced Radar Detection System (ARDS)
Turkey is among several foreign countries which will receive AIM-9X Block II missiles as part of the US foreign military sales program. The inclusion of Turkey comes amidst reports that the Pentagon has blocked supply of parts that go into the F-35 manufacturing supply chain in Turkey as punishment for Ankara continuing its purchase process of Russias S-400 air defence system
Raytheon is awarded a $97 million modification contract for long-lead material in support of fiscal 2019 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 low-rate initial production requirements. The Evolved SEASPARROW Missile (ESSM) program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test, and procure ESSM missiles
Raytheon has won $402.6 million modification contract to exercise options for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) low-rate initial production (LRIP)
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