Raytheon has been awarded a $349 million U.S. Navy contract for Phase 2 of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk Rapid Deployment Capability for completion of the Phase 1 design and integration efforts as well as test and evaluation.
The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract was awarded by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (69.3%); Dallas, Texas (6.6%); Boulder, Colorado (5.8%); Walled Lake, Michigan (3.9%); Englewood, Colorado (2.7%); Bristol, Pennsylvania (2.5%); North Logan, Utah (1.9%); Suwanee, Georgia (0.6%); and various locations within the U.S. (6.7%), and is expected to be completed in February 2023.
BGM-109 Tomahawk is a long-range, all-weather, jet-powered, subsonic cruise missile that is primarily used by the U.S. Navy and the UK Royal Navy in ship- and submarine-based land-attack operations.
The Block Va Maritime Strike Tomahawk (MST) is one of the Block V variant of the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) which has the capability to engage a moving target at sea. The other variant, Block Vb, is outfitted with the JMEWS (Joint Multiple Effects Warhead System) warhead for hard-target penetration.
An earlier radar homing anti-ship variant of the missile, designated RGM/UGM-109B Tomahawk Anti Ship Missile (TASM), was withdrawn from service in 1994 and converted to TLAM Block IV version.