$23.7M Stocks RIM-162 ESSM Components for FY 2007 Orders

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RIM-162 ESSM: sections(click to view full) Raytheon Co. in Tucson, AZ received a $23.7 million, cost-reimbursement contract for long lead material in support of FY 2007 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) production. The components will be used in production for some NATO Sea Sparrow Consortium countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Norway, Spain, USA – the consortium also includes Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Turkey) and Foreign Military Sales customers (the United Arab Emirates). Work will be performed in Australia (26%); The Netherlands (25%); Spain (19%); Tucson, AZ, USA (12%); Norway (6%); Greece (4%); Germany (4%); Canada (2%); Denmark (1%); and Turkey (1%), and is expected to be completed by Feb. 2010. This contract (N00024-07-C-5431) was not competitively procured by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC. ESSM is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft, and is is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles. Compared to the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, ESSM has a larger, more powerful rocket motor for increased range, a different aerodynamic layout for improved agility, and the latest missile guidance technology. ESSM also has the ability to be “quad-packed” in the Mk 41 vertical launching system, allowing 4 missiles to be carried […]
RIM-162 ESSM Sections

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Raytheon Co. in Tucson, AZ received a $23.7 million, cost-reimbursement contract for long lead material in support of FY 2007 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) production. The components will be used in production for some NATO Sea Sparrow Consortium countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Norway, Spain, USA – the consortium also includes Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Turkey) and Foreign Military Sales customers (the United Arab Emirates). Work will be performed in Australia (26%); The Netherlands (25%); Spain (19%); Tucson, AZ, USA (12%); Norway (6%); Greece (4%); Germany (4%); Canada (2%); Denmark (1%); and Turkey (1%), and is expected to be completed by Feb. 2010. This contract (N00024-07-C-5431) was not competitively procured by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC.

ESSM is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft, and is is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles. Compared to the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, ESSM has a larger, more powerful rocket motor for increased range, a different aerodynamic layout for improved agility, and the latest missile guidance technology. ESSM also has the ability to be “quad-packed” in the Mk 41 vertical launching system, allowing 4 missiles to be carried per launch cell.

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