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Raytheon awarded $313.8 million for Standard Missile-6 all-up rounds
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Tucson, AZ (SPX) May 18, 2012


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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $313.8 million contract for low-rate initial production of Standard Missile-6 all-up rounds.

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.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz.; Camden, Ark.; Andover, Mass.; Huntsville, Ala.; Dallas, Texas; Hanahan, S.C.; Anniston, Ala.; San Jose, Calif.; and Middletown, Ohio, and is expected to completed by March 2015.

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