Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Raytheon And US Navy Team For Standard Missile Improvements

Standard Missile has been the U.S. Navy's primary surface-to-air fleet air defense weapon for more than three decades. It is the most technically advanced and the most capable air defense missile in the world. SM-2 is operational on guided missile cruisers, destroyers and frigates in the U.S. Navy and is in operation with 13 allied navies.
by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 24, 2007
Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have teamed to successfully complete a major update to Standard Missile-2 (SM-2). The improvement, called a "Maneuverability Upgrade," provides SM-2 with substantially increased performance against new, anti-ship weapons while delivering increased capability to the warfighter.

"We cannot afford to rest on our laurels or be content with our current capability," said Capt. Tim Batzler, U.S. Navy Standard Missile program manager. "Our sailors deserve the best we can give them, and this upgrade provides that."

The team included representatives from the U.S. Navy Standard Missile program office and Naval Weapons Station/Seal Beach and a cross-section of manufacturing and engineering employees from Raytheon Missile Systems. Team members worked to develop, produce and validate the performance upgrade to the weapon. The improvement strengthens Standard Missile's position as the world's premier ship area air defense weapon.

"The success of this endeavor is another example of Raytheon's focus on teaming with the customer to provide a needed solution. Every member of this team, whether wearing a U.S. Navy uniform or a Raytheon badge, was committed to completing this project as quickly as possible and getting this capability to our sailors in the fleet," said Ron Shields, Raytheon's Standard Missile program director.

Standard Missile has been the U.S. Navy's primary surface-to-air fleet air defense weapon for more than three decades. It is the most technically advanced and the most capable air defense missile in the world. SM-2 is operational on guided missile cruisers, destroyers and frigates in the U.S. Navy and is in operation with 13 allied navies.

Email This Article

Related Links
Raytheon
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com

Taiwan Extends Range Of Cruise Missile
Taipei (AFP) April 23, 2007
Taiwan has extended the range of a cruise missile that is capable of hitting military airports and missile bases in China, it was reported Monday.







  • Abe Sees More Assertive Japan Across Entire World
  • Russia Downbeat Ahead Of NATO Talks
  • Royal Navy's Shame
  • Chinese PM Seeks New Trust With Japan

  • US Hits Chinese And Syrian Firms With Sanctions Over Iran Dealings
  • US Welcomes North Korean Pledge On Nuclear Shutdown
  • Agni-III Challenge Facing Indian Military Doctrine
  • The INF Treaty Part Two

  • Raytheon And US Navy Team For Standard Missile Improvements
  • Taiwan Extends Range Of Cruise Missile
  • Skyguard AMOUN Scores Direct Hit In Live Missile Firing Using Raytheon-Upgraded Launcher
  • India Dismisses Airline Complaints Over Missile Test

  • Russia Rebuffs US Overtures On Missile Shield
  • Russia Rejects US Offer On Missile Shield
  • US Releases Technical Details On Missile Shield In Central Europe
  • Oslo Clash On ABM

  • Australia Fears Jet Flight Guilt Could Hit Tourism
  • Nondestructive Testing Keeps Bagram Aircraft Flying
  • New FAA Oceanic Air Traffic System Designed By Lockheed Martin Fully Operational
  • NASA Seeks New Research Proposals

  • Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle UAV Logs 1000 Combat Flight Hours With Australian Army
  • Air Force Official Testifies On UAV Executive Agent Issue
  • Maiden Flight Killer Bee UAV
  • Global Hawk Lands An Industry First For A Goodrich Production Electric Braking System

  • Black Wednesday In Baghdad
  • US Wounded Rate Down Sharply
  • Suicide Bomb Attacks Present Top Challenge In Iraq
  • Bush Seeks Cover On Iraq

  • Battlefield Technology Key To Atlantic Strike V
  • Seabees Build Modular Protected Billeting For Warfighters
  • Osprey Aircraft To Take Off In Iraq
  • New Mission Control Room Ready For F-35 Flight Tests

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement