Raytheon has selected Ducommun to build fire control systems (FCS) for the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), a long-range, precision sea-skimming missile.
Raytheon is offering NSM for the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon requirement for its littoral combat ships and future frigates.
“As one of America’s best technology manufacturers, Ducommun brings the right expertise to the NSM program,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon Air Warfare Systems vice president. “Producing NSM in the United States is a win all the way around for American jobs, our men and women in uniform, and it’s a great value for the Navy.”
Work on the fire control systems is expected to begin in late 2017 at both the Berryville and Huntsville locations of Ducommun.
About Naval Strike Missile:
The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, precision anti-ship and land-attack missile that provides superior strike capability against heavily defended land and sea targets.
The weapon originated in Norway, and Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen are teaming to produce it in the United States and make the technology available to the Navy.
The Naval Strike Missile is fully operational and in use today. It meets or exceeds the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon requirements for survivability against high-end threats, demonstrated lethality, easy upgrades and long-range strike capability.
The weapon was successfully demonstrated on the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado in 2014
Raytheon is assembling a manufacturing and supplier team for U.S. production of the weapon.