Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 26, 2011
Raytheon delivered the first Standard Missile-6 production round to the U.S. Navy. "Five years ago, Raytheon promised the U.S. Navy that SM-6 would be delivered in March 2011, and we delivered on that promise," said Frank Wyatt, vice president of Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Systems product line.
"Raytheon delivered the SM-6 to our customer and met cost expectations for system development and demonstration. Now the U.S. Navy has a missile that provides an umbrella of protection against the full spectrum of air threats."
SM-6 leverages the legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements while incorporating the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
"SM-6 is a remarkable missile because it combines the reliability of time-tested systems with all the latest advancements in missile technology," said Wyatt.
"This missile can use both active and semiactive modes, giving the warfighter an enhanced ability to reach remote targets."
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U.S. Army Awards Raytheon $173 Million Contract for Excalibur
Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 25, 2011
Raytheon has received a $173 million U.S. Army fiscal year 2010 contract for the production of Excalibur precision-guided projectile rounds for in-theater use. This contract marks the beginning of full rate production for Excalibur Ia-2. Successfully fielded in 2007, Excalibur is a 155 mm precision-guided artillery round with extended range that is currently in use with the U.S. Army and M ... read more
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