Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long lead material in support of fiscal 2017 Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) full rate production (FRP) requirements and spares.
The value of the contract modification, awarded by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), is around $43.3 million and is expected to be completed by March 2020.
The contract work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (35.6 percent); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (29.1 percent); Middletown, Connecticut (17 percent); Anniston, Alabama (9.4 percent); Reisterstown, Maryland (2.2 percent); San Mateo, California (1.9 percent); Portland, Oregon (1.3 percent); San Jose, California (1.2 percent); Joplin, Missouri (1.0 percent); Dallas, Texas (0.5 percent); Tampa, Florida (0.5 percent); Warrington, Pennsylvania (0.2 percent); San Diego, California (0.1 percent).
RIM-174 Standard Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM), or Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) is a missile manufactured by Raytheon 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 (AShM).
Deployed on U.S. Navy ships, SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon offensive and defensive capability by leveraging the time-tested Standard Missile airframe and propulsion system.
It’s the only missile that supports anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and sea-based terminal ballistic missile defense in one solution—and it’s enabling the U.S. and its allies to cost-effectively increase the offensive might of surface forces. Raytheon has delivered more than 330 SM-6 missiles with continuing production.
The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the sale of SM-6 to several allied nations.