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Finnish navy to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missiles

Finnish navy to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missiles

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July 6 (UPI) -- The Finnish Defense Force has been authorized to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missiles from Israel Aerospace Industries. The Gabriel is planned to replace Finland's current inventory of Saab RBS-15 SF missiles by the early 2020s and will be designated the SSM2020 in Finnish service. The $ 190 million acquisition will include launchers, missiles, simulators, training services, parts and testing equipment. The variant of the Gabriel Finland will purchase was not disclosed, deliveries will take place from 2019-2025. The Gabriel is a short-range anti-ship missile similar to the French Exocet and U.S. Harpoon. It is a multi-role missile that, with newer variants, can have a range of over 100 miles. It has been in service with multiple countries since 1982. The munition will be us...
Raytheon contracted to support anti-ship missile system

Raytheon contracted to support anti-ship missile system

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Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract from the U.S. Navy for support services on the Rolling Airframe Missile Mark-31 Guided Missile Weapon System.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $ 22.5 million under a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract, which is a cost-reimbursement contract that would potentially reimburse Raytheon on cost overruns.Generally, the reimbursement fee is negotiated at the inception of the contract. The deal taps Raytheon to aid the U.S. Navy's Rolling Airframe Missile upgraded MK-31 Guided Missile Weapon System Improvement program by "exercise options for design agent and engineering support services."The services procured under the previous contract provide ...