The USS John Paul Jones used a SM-6® missile to destroy a supersonic high altitude target drone in live fire tests June 18-20, 2014. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
The USS John Paul Jones used a SM-6® missile to destroy a supersonic high altitude target drone in live fire tests June 18-20, 2014. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Raytheon Wins $2Bn for SM-6 and SM-2 Block IIA Missiles

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $1,030,728,427 fixed-price-incentive and cost-plus-fixed fee multi-year contract for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) full rate production requirements, spares, and round design agent. This contract provides for the multi-year procurement of fiscal 2019-2023 Standard Missile-6 to include all up rounds, flight test rounds, spares and round design agent. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $1,076,692,858 and be complete by October 2026. Fiscal 2019 weapons procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $269,681,221 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Work will be performed in East Camden, Arkansas (33.2%); Huntsville, Alabama (21.3%); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (13.5%); Andover, Massachusetts (6.9%); Middletown, Ohio (3.5%); San Diego, California (2.8%); Tucson, Arizona (2.3%); Anniston, Alabama (1.6%); Middletown, Connecticut (1.4%); Dallas, Texas (1.3%); Camden, Arkansas (1.1%); and various places across the U.S. each less than 1% (22%), and is expected to be complete by October 2026. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the authority from 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c) (1) and Federal Acquisition Regulations 6.302-1 (a) (2). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-20-C-5405).

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The Raytheon’s Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) or RIM-174 Standard Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM) is a missile in current production for the United States Navy. It was designed for extended range anti-air warfare (ER-AAW) purposes providing capability against fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, anti-ship cruise missiles in flight, both over sea and land, and terminal ballistic missile defense. It can also be used as a high speed anti-ship missile. The missile uses the airframe of the earlier SM-2ER Block IV (RIM-156A) missile,[9] adding the active radar homing seeker from the AIM-120C AMRAAM in place of the semi-active seeker of the previous design.

The USS John Paul Jones used a SM-6® missile to destroy a supersonic high altitude target drone in live fire tests June 18-20, 2014. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
The USS John Paul Jones used a SM-6® missile to destroy a supersonic high altitude target drone in live fire tests June 18-20, 2014. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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