RIM-162 ESSM Missile: Naval Anti-Air in a Quad Pack

USS Carl Vinson fires RIM-162D

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January 8/24: Raytheon won a $34.4 million modification to exercise options and provide incremental funding for engineering and technical services in support of SeaSparrow missile systems programs. This contract action combines purchases for the US government; and the governments of Japan, and Chile, under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work is expected to complete December 2025.



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RIM-162: sections (click to view full) The RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft, and is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles. Compared to the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, ESSM is effectively a new missile with a larger, more powerful rocket motor for increased range, a […]

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