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08:26 AM, June 29, 2019
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The RAM missile is a supersonic, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget system designed to destroy anti-ship missiles and other threats (image: US Navy)

Raytheon has won a $36.7 million contract to supply Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS) to Japan and the US Navy.

The deal is to procure material, fabricate parts, assemble, test and deliver RAM Mk 49 Mod 3 GMLSs. The contract combines purchases for the US Navy (91%) and the government of Japan (9%) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday.

RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms. The RAM guided-missile weapon system is co-developed and co-produced under an international cooperative program between the governments of the US and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Work is expected to be completed by June 2021.

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