Raytheon Missile Systems Awarded a $76 million for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles

20160511 – Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $76,070,200 cost contract for the procurement of long lead material in support of the multi-year contract for fiscal 2016, 2017, and 2018 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) Block I production requirements. The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test, and procure ESSM missiles.  The ESSM provides enhanced ship defense.  This contract combines purchases for the Navy (16 percent); and the governments of Australia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and Norway (partner nations combined are 84 percent total) as part of the NATO Sea Sparrow Consortium.  Work will be performed in Germany (30 percent); Norway (26.8 percent); Australia (15.5 percent); Tucson, Arizona (7 percent); Mountain View, California (3.0 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (2.6 percent); San Diego, California (2.1 percent); McKinney, Texas (1.7 percent); Denmark (1.3 percent); and Santa Ana, California (0.1 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2018.  Fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); foreign military sales; and international funds in the amount of $76,070,200 will be obligated at time of award, and contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-4 (10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4)), international agreement. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-5408).

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  • Article: http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/757116
  • Image: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/essm/
  • Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJeXesbbVGg

 

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