Raytheon is awarded $7 million delivery order by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in support of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk (MST) Rapid Deployment Capability.
This cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order provides for an updated technical data package of the guidance test set, upgrade of existing units to support the MST upgrades, including hardware, software.
The contract work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (85.2%); Logan, Utah (14%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (0.8%), and is expected to be completed in July 2021.
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earlier radar homing anti-ship variant of the missile, designated RGM/UGM-109B Tomahawk Anti Ship Missile (TASM), was withdrawn from service in 1994 and converted to TLAM Block IV version.