Raytheon Gets $34.3M Order to Recertify 172 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles

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Tomahawk LaunchFrom USS Farragut(click to view full) Raytheon in Tucson, AZ received a $34.3 million order on a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0001) for the full recertification of up to 172 All-Up-Round (AUR) BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles for the US Navy (162) and the government of the United Kingdom (10). All-Up Rounds are missiles encased in a container that is ready to fire. For recertification, the missiles are returned to the depot for overhaul. Approximately 250 Tomahawk missiles per year are recertified at a cost of $180,000 per missile. In addition, Raytheon will provide support for encanisterization/decanisterization of AUR Tomahawk missiles stored in MK 14 canisters that are used in the ship-based MK 41 vertical launch system. “$33.9M to Recertify 165 Tomahawk Missiles” and “$29.3M to Recertify 150 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles” has more coverage of similar Raytheon orders. Block IV Cutaway(click to view full) The Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) is an all-weather, long range, subsonic cruise missile used for land attack warfare, launched from US Navy surface ships and US Navy and Royal Navy submarines. The Tomahawk can carry a nuclear or conventional payload. The conventional, land-attack unitary variant carries a 1,000-pound-class warhead (TLAM-C) while the submunitions […]

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