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Raytheon contracted for support of the MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile
by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017


Raytheon is being awarded $26.8 million contract for the engineering and support of the MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile, or RAM. The contract is part of a joint cooperative development and production program between the United States and Germany under a memorandum of understanding.

The program is meant to test reliability, along with maintenance, logistics, and software issues. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and Louisville, Ky. The project is expected to be completed by September 2018.

The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, $727,000 obligated from Fiscal 2017 funding for research and evaluation, and will not expire with this fiscal year. The contracting authority is the Naval Sea Systems based out of Washington, D.C.

The MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile is designed for point-defense against anti-ship missiles. It uses passive radio frequency and infrared guidance systems to track and destroy targets.

It is designed to be deployed on ships of any size, and is used by more than 165 ships in 8 different countries.

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Israeli missile ship receives new radar
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
An Israeli Navy Saar 4.5 missile ship is conducting operational sea trials of its new advanced ALPHA (Advanced Lightweight Phased Array) ELM-2258 radar. The radar system was delivered and installed by Israel Aerospace Industries, who will deliver two additional ALPHA radars by the end of the year, bringing the number of systems installed on missile ships to 11. The ALPHA ELM-2258 ... read more

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