$33.9M to Recertify 165 Tomahawk MissilesDec 01, 2008 14:45 UTC
Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ received a $33.9 million order against a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0001) for full recertification of up to 165 All-Up-Round (AUR) Tomahawk Missiles for the US Navy (133, $27.7 million; 82%) and for the Government of the United Kingdom (32, $6.2 million; 18%). The US Navy deploys Tomahawk long-range land strike missiles from surface ships and submarines, while Britain only places them aboard its SSN classes of fast-attack submarines.
All-Up Rounds are missiles encased in a container, which is ready to fire. Raytheon is working on self-contained, on-site AUR test features for some of its newer missiles, but older missiles still require conventional labor-intensive efforts in order to ensure that the weapons are fully fit for use. This order also provides for Systems Engineering Integration Agent support and fixed support for Encanisterization/ Decanisterization of MK-14 AUR missiles. The company’s work for the MK-14 AUR missiles includes pre- and post-flight operational test launch support, and systems engineering.
Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ (80%) and Camden, AR (20%), and is expected to be completed in April 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $27.7 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD manages this contract.