$202.7M to Raytheon for 196 Tomahawk Block IV Missiles

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Tomahawk LaunchFrom USS Farragut(click to view full) Raytheon Co. in Tucson, AZ received a $202.7 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 196 FY 2010 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round (AUR) missiles. The Tomahawk AUR missile includes the missile that flies the mission, the booster that starts its flight, and the container (canister for ships and capsule for submarines) that protects it during transportation, storage and stowage, and acts as a launch tube. The Tomahawk Block IV missile is capable of launch from surface ships equipped with the vertical launch system (VLS) and submarines equipped with the capsule launch system (CLS) and the torpedo tube launch system (TTL)… Block IV Cutaway(click to view full) Block IV Tomahawk is the next generation of the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles, which began in the 1980s as nuclear strike weapons before being turned into long-range conventional attack missiles. Block IV is the latest variant, incorporating technologies to provide new, flexible operational capability while reducing acquisition, operations and lifecycle support costs. Raytheon began delivering upgraded Block IV missiles to the US Navy in mid-2004. The Raytheon contract modification provides for 132 VLS missiles, 53 CLS missiles and 11 TTL missiles. Raytheon […]

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