Raytheon to Upgrade Japanese Fleet Defense
Raytheon Co., IDS of, Portsmouth, RI received a $12.7M firm fixed price contract upgrades to modify existing Japanese MK 48 vertical launch units to launch more modern Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM). The contract provides for Ordnance Alteration (ORDALT) support and test equipment, updated technical documentation, training, and associated material. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, RI (60%) and Sudbury, MA (40%), and is expected to be completed by July 2007. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC awarded this contract (N00024-05-C-5483) in support of the Government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program; it was not competitively procured.