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Navy taps Raytheon for Tomahawk missile support on $7.2M contract

Navy taps Raytheon for Tomahawk missile support on $7.2M contract

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Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's Tomahawk missiles will receive upgrades under a $ 7.2 million contract with Raytheon, the Defense Department announced. The deal, announced Thursday, is a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement, and will provide an updated technical data package of the guidance test set and upgrade of existing units, including hardware and software. Earlier this year, the Navy placed orders for 90 Tomahawks in 2020 and another 90 in 2021, confirming that the new Block V designation for the next variant of Raytheon's Tomahawk cruise missile will go into production. The issue of improvements to the missiles, first put in service in 1983, comes as Navy ships and submarines find themselves in more combat situations and less as ...
Raytheon wins $13.2 million contract for SM-2, SM-6 missile support

Raytheon wins $13.2 million contract for SM-2, SM-6 missile support

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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems won a $ 13.2 million contract for engineering and technical services on standard guided missiles for the U.S. Navy and six foreign countries, the Pentagon announced. Raytheon was awarded the modification to a prior contract, the Defense Department said on Tuesday, referring to the support of Standard Missile-2/6. The designation refers to the SM-2, or RIM-166 missile, and its new and upgraded version, designated SM-6 or RIM-174. Each is a surface-to-air missile designed to intercept both hostile aircraft and high-performance anti-ship missiles. The SM-6 variant can be used against fixed and rotary wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, land attack cruise missiles and anti-ship cruise missiles. Each is vertically launched and compatible with the...
U.S. military tests ground-based cruise missile

U.S. military tests ground-based cruise missile

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Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A ground-launched cruise missile was successfully fired in a test, the Defense Department announced on Monday. The test, from San Nicolas Island, Calif., would not have been permitted under the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 and abandoned on August 2. "The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target" over 310 miles away, the Pentagon said in a statement which did not mention which branches of the military service were involved. Officials said the missile is designed to carry a conventional, and not a nuclear, warhead. Imagery from the test depicts the missile launching from a Mark 41 Vertical Launch System, the same launcher used in the Aegis Ashore missile defense ...
Lockheed nabs $240M contract for ballistic missile modeling, simulation

Lockheed nabs $240M contract for ballistic missile modeling, simulation

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Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday that it has secured a $ 240 million Missile Defense Agency contract for ballistic defense modeling and simulation. The Modeling and Simulation Contract-Framework and Tools, or MASC-F, will offer potential simulations of situations for the Ballistic Missile Defense System, the company said Tuesday when it announced the deal. "Testing the different elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System together is an extremely complicated process," said J.D. Hammond, vice president of C4ISR systems at Lockheed Martin. "MASC-F will enable the MDA to run 'what-if' scenarios before fielding new configurations to ensure the warfighter gets the most effective system possible." MASC-F will provide computer-based tools, modeling, algorithms and ana...
Northrop Grumman nets $167M for full-rate AARGM missile production

Northrop Grumman nets $167M for full-rate AARGM missile production

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July 30 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman's Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a contract for conversion of AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation missiles into upgraded AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles for the U.S. Navy. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, covers 263 full-rate production AARGMs, with 260 being converted to the newer version and three produced as captive air training missiles. The deal includes supplies and services for manufacture, spares and fleet deployment of the missiles, the Pentagon said. "AARGM is able to rapidly engage air-defense threats," Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager of defense electronic systems at Northrop Grumman, said Tuesday in a press release. "We are proud to provide our warfighters with this advanced and...