$9M for Maintenance of U.S. & Foreign HARM Missiles
The Naval Air Systems Command has exercised an option with Raytheon Co. Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ for depot level repair, maintenance, and post-production services of up to 300 AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the Governments of Turkey, Spain, Korea, and Greece under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (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.
This is a $9.4 million ceiling-priced modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-03-D-0009). Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ and is expected to be completed in May 2006.