Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) and Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) engineering and technical services.
The modification, worth around $12 million, is being awarded by the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington, District of Columbia. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funding; foreign military sales funding; fiscal 2018 other Department of Defense funding; and memorandum of understanding funding for the amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract will provide for engineering and technical services in support of SM-2 and SM-6 production to ensure continuity in production, design integrity and total systems integration of the missile round and its components.
Services will support the Navy, Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea and Royal Netherlands Navy.
The contract work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (97 percent); and Boston, Massachusetts (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2019.
The Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) is a fleet-area air defense weapon that provides anti-air warfare and limited anti-surface warfare capability against advanced anti-ship missiles and aircraft.
SM-2 is the second generation of Standard missile, the Standard Missile 2 and was developed for the Aegis combat system, and New Threat Upgrade program.
With a range of 90 nautical miles and an altitude of 65,000 feet, the SM-2 is an integral part of layered defense that protects naval assets, giving warfighters greater operational flexibility.
RIM-174 Standard Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM)/ Standard Missile 6 (SM-6)
RIM-174 Standard Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM), or Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) is a missile in current production for the United States Navy.
It was designed for extended range anti-air warfare (ER-AAW) purposes providing capability against fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and anti-ship cruise missiles in flight, both over sea and land. It can also be used as a high speed anti-ship missile.