Raytheon Awarded $241 M Contract for SM-3 Block IIA
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Raytheon Awarded $241 M Contract for SM-3 Block IIA

  • Missile on schedule for 2018 deployment
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $241 million contract modification for continued engineering design and development work on the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.

The SM-3 Block IIA is a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan and the cornerstone of phase three of the administration's Phased Adaptive Approach. The SM-3 Block IIA's larger rocket motors and advanced kinetic warhead will allow for a greater defended area, protecting both the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles.


"The co-development of the SM-3 Block IIA with our Japanese allies continues to be an industry-leading example of global partnership," said Wes Kremer, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Air and Missile Defense Systems product line. "The SM-3 Block IIA is on track for a 2018 deployment."

SM-3 is being developed as part of the Missile Defense Agency's sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. The missiles are deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the midcourse phase of flight. Raytheon has delivered more than 130 SM-3s to U.S. and Japanese navies ahead of schedule and under cost.

Source : Raytheon Company

Published on ASDNews: Dec 12, 2011

 

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