Raytheon Receives $1 Billion Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Contract from U.S. Navy

Raytheon Missile Systems is awarded a $1 billion fixed-price-incentive and cost-plus-fixed fee multi-year contract for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) full-rate production requirements, spares, and round design agent.

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the contracting activity. This contract provides for the multi-year procurement of fiscal 2019-2023 Standard Missile-6 to include all up rounds, flight test rounds, spares and round design agent.

Work will be performed in East Camden, Arkansas (33.2%); Huntsville, Alabama (21.3%); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (13.5%); Andover, Massachusetts (6.9%); Middletown, Ohio (3.5%); San Diego, California (2.8%); Tucson, Arizona (2.3%); Anniston, Alabama (1.6%); Middletown, Connecticut (1.4%); Dallas, Texas (1.3%); Camden, Arkansas (1.1%); and various places across the U.S. each less than 1% (22%), and is expected to be completed by October 2026.

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.

The missile uses the airframe of the earlier SM-2ER Block IV (RIM-156A) missile, adding the active radar homing seeker from the AIM-120C AMRAAM in place of the semi-active seeker of the previous design. The SM-6 is not meant to replace the SM-2 series of missiles but will serve alongside and provide extended range and increased firepower.

SM-6 is the only missile that supports anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and sea-based terminal ballistic missile defense in one solution. The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the sale of SM-6 to several allied nations.

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