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. The ESSM provides enhanced ship defense, the US department of defense said in a statement Monday.
Work is expected to be completed by March 2023.
The RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) is a development of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft. ESSM is designed to counter supersonic manoeuvring anti-ship missiles. ESSM also has the ability to be "quad-packed" in the Mark 41 Vertical Launch System, allowing up to four ESSMs to be carried in a single cell.
The ESSM consortium members include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Turkey and the US.
Raytheon has won $402.6 million modification contract to exercise options for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) low-rate initial production (LRIP)
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
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 tested a new rocket motor for the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agencys (DARPA) Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System, or MAD-FIRES. The MAD-FIRES interceptor is designed to provide self-defence capability that defeats multiple waves of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as other threats, the company said in a statement Monday
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