Raytheon has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of 196 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles and spares in support of the U.S. Navy.
In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of spare parts and support for the government of the United Kingdom under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
The value of the contract modification, awarded by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), is around $260 million.
The major part of the contract work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (23.95 percent); Walled Lake, Michigan (12.41 percent) and Camden, Arkansas (10.76 percent).
Work is expected to be completed in August 2019.
Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile that is primarily used by the United States Navy and Royal Navy in ship and submarine-based land-attack operations.
Introduced by General Dynamics in the 1970s, it was initially designed as a medium to long-range, low-altitude missile that could be launched from a surface platform. Since then, it has been upgraded several times with guidance systems for precision navigation. It is now manufactured by Raytheon.
Fired in combat more than 2,300 times, Tomahawk cruise missiles are used by U.S. and British forces to defeat integrated air-defense systems and conduct long-range precision strike missions against high-value targets.
Surface ships and other classes of submarines can carry more than 100 Tomahawks when needed.