$8.2M to Raytheon for HARM Missile MaintenanceMay 31, 2009 11:10 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ received an $8.2 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for depot level repair, maintenance, and post-production services for the High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). Raytheon will be required to repair, modify, calibrate, test, certify and evaluate HARM missiles, missile sections, assemblies, subassemblies and related equipment and provide related technical data for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Foreign Military Sales customers.
The AGM-88 HARM is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems…
A seeker head in the missile’s nose homes in on enemy radar emissions, allowing it to detect, attack and destroy a target with minimum aircrew involvement. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust rocket motor propels the missile.
The HARM missile was approved for full production in March 1983. It proved effective against Libyan targets in the Gulf of Sidra in 1986, and was used extensively by the Navy and the Air Force in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003.
Raytheon will perform the work in Tucson and expects to complete it in May 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $8.2 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($1.6 million; 19.8%) and the U.S. Air Force ($6.6 million; 80.2%). The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD manages the contract (N00019-09-D-0005).