Raytheon Missile Systems is awarded a contract modification, worth around $35.9 million, by the U.S. Navy for over-the-horizon weapon systems.
Under this contract, Raytheon will manufacture and deliver over-the-horizon weapon systems that consist of encanistered missiles (EM) loaded into launching mechanisms (LM) and a single fire control suite (FCS).
This contract consists of firm-fixed-price EMs (tactical, telemetered and inert operational); FCSs; LMs; mission support equipment; training equipment and courses; cost-plus-fixed-fee engineering services; and cost-only travel and other direct costs. The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the contracting activity. (N00024-18-C-5432)
Work will be performed in Kongsberg, Norway (75%); Tucson, Arizona (15%); Schrobenhausen, Germany (4%); Raufoss, Norway (3%); McKinney, Texas (2%); and Louisville, Kentucky (1%), and is expected to be completed by February 2022.
It was announced in April 2018 that Naval Strike Missile (NSM), offered by Raytheon and Norwegian company, Kongsberg Gruppen, was selected by the U.S. Navy to meet its over-the-horizon requirement for littoral combat ships (LCS) and future frigates [FFG(X)].
The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, precision strike weapon that can find and destroy enemy ships at distances up to 100 nautical miles away. The stealthy missile flies at sea-skimming altitude, has terrain-following capability and uses an advanced seeker for precise targeting in challenging conditions.