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Tucson AZ (SPX) Dec 13, 2011
The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a $241 million contract modification for continued engineering design and development work on the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.
The SM-3 Block IIA is a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan and the cornerstone of phase three of the administration's Phased Adaptive Approach.
The SM-3 Block IIA's larger rocket motors and advanced kinetic warhead will allow for a greater defended area, protecting both the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles.
"The co-development of the SM-3 Block IIA with our Japanese allies continues to be an industry-leading example of global partnership," said Wes Kremer, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Air and Missile Defense Systems product line.
"The SM-3 Block IIA is on track for a 2018 deployment."
SM-3 is being developed as part of the Missile Defense Agency's sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.
The missiles are deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the midcourse phase of flight.
Raytheon has delivered more than 130 SM-3s to U.S. and Japanese navies ahead of schedule and under cost.
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Raytheon Awarded Contract for NASAMS High-Mobility Launchers for Norway
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Dec 13, 2011
Raytheon has received a multimillion-dollar contract to provide International High-Mobility Launchers (HMLs) to the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) for its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The HML is a lightweight missile launch platform that can carry up to six AMRAAM missiles mounted on a High-Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle. The contract is part of the ... read more
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