The U.S. Navy is deploying Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 for the first time, marking the initial operational capability milestone for its newest, most advanced extended range area defense weapon.
"We're very pleased to achieve initial operational capability on schedule," said Capt. Mike Ladner, Surface Ship Weapons major program manager. "The SM-6, with its ability to extend the battlespace, truly offers improved capability for the warfighter. I'm very proud of the entire STANDARD Missile team on this historic achievement."
The SM-6 provides extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. The interceptor combines the airframe and propulsion of legacy Standard Missiles with the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).
"This is a monumental moment for the SM-6 program and signifies a new era of fleet defense for our naval warfighters," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president, Raytheon Missile Systems. "The SM-6 significantly improves the sailor's ability to strike at various targets at extended range."
Raytheon has delivered more than 50 SM-6 interceptors to the Navy under low-rate production contracts. In September, Raytheon won a contract for $243 million to build 89 new SM-6 interceptors, signaling the start of full-rate production.
SM-6 delivers a proven extended range air defense capability by leveraging the time-tested advantages of the Standard Missile's airframe and propulsion. The SM-6 uses both active and semi-active guidance modes and advanced fuzing techniques and incorporates the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities from Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
Raytheon successfully test fired its Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile's first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea. The SM-6 will provide U
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $182,341,825 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5305) for low-rate initial production of fiscal 2011 Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) Block I all up rounds (AUR)
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $65,264,580 modification to previously awarded contract for low-rate initial production of the fiscal 2010 Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Block I all-up-rounds, instrumentation kits, design agent services, spares and containers
Raytheon has won a $134 million contract for the design and development of Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminals Increment I. Global ASNT Increment I is a secure, survivable multi-path communication system used to disseminate nuclear command and control messages from national-level decision authorities to wing command posts and bomber, tanker and reconnaissance aircrews at geographically dispersed locations
Raytheon Company has won a $134 million contract to develop a terminal that transmits emergency messages to aircrews during nuclear and non-nuclear missions. The Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal (Global ASNT) is part of the nuclear command and control system that allows the President of the United States to direct and manage U
Raytheon is being awarded $172 million contract modification under firm-fixed-price contract for AN/TPY-2 Radar with associated spares. The work is expected to be completed by March 2016
Raytheon is working on the Plan X program, in order to help U.S
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