U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of First Production Standard SM-6 Missile

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    Raytheon Delivers First Standard Missile-6 to U.S. Navy
    UNITED STATES - 25 APRIL 2011

    TUCSON, Ariz., April 25, 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered the first Standard Missile-6 production round to the U.S. Navy.

    "Five years ago, Raytheon promised the U.S. Navy that SM-6 would be delivered in March 2011, and we delivered on that promise," said Frank Wyatt, vice president of Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Systems product line. "Raytheon delivered the SM-6 to our customer and met cost expectations for system development and demonstration. Now the U.S. Navy has a missile that provides an umbrella of protection against the full spectrum of air threats."

    SM-6 leverages the legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements while incorporating the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.

    "SM-6 is a remarkable missile because it combines the reliability of time-tested systems with all the latest advancements in missile technology," said Wyatt. "This missile can use both active and semiactive modes, giving the warfighter an enhanced ability to reach remote targets."


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    Raytheon Wins $182M for SM-6 Missile Production

    Pentagon Contract Announcement
    UNITED STATES - 21 JUNE 2011

    Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $182,341,825 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5305) for low-rate initial production of fiscal 2011 Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) Block I all up rounds (AUR).

    This contract will provide for the procurement of 59 SM-6 Block I AURs; 35 SM-6 Block I AUR instrumentation kits; design agent services; and SM-6 Block I spares and containers.

    Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (61 percent); Camden, Ark. (23 percent); Boston, Mass. (5 percent); Dallas, Texas (4 percent); Hanahan, S.C. (3 percent); Anniston, Ala. (2 percent); and San Jose, Calif. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by June 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

    The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


    Source: US Department of Defense
     

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