Raytheon Missile Systems is awarded a contract modification, worth around $32.6 million, for the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon weapon systems.
The firm-fixed-price contract modification was awarded by the U.S. Department of Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Fiscal 2019 weapon procurement (Navy); fiscal 2019 research, development, testing, and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) for the amount will be obligated at time of award.
Work will be performed in Kongsberg, Norway (75 percent); Tucson, Arizona (15 percent); Schrobenhausen, Germany (4 percent); Raufoss, Norway (3 percent); McKinney, Texas (2 percent); and Louisville, Kentucky (1 percent), and is expected to be complete by December 2020.
It was announced in April this year that Naval Strike Missile (NSM), offered by Raytheon and Norwegian company, Kongsberg Gruppen, was selected by the U.S. Navy to meet its over-the-horizon requirement for littoral combat ships (LCS) and future frigates [FFG(X)].
Under the $14.8 million contract signed at the time, Raytheon will manufacture and deliver over-the-horizon weapon systems with offensive missiles loaded into launching mechanisms, and a single fire control suite. That contract included options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $847.6 million.
NSM is a long-range precision missile that strikes heavily defended land and sea targets. The missile, which can defeat enemy defenses up to 100 nautical miles away, uses advanced seeker and target identification technology.