The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon $235 million for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) all-up round production missiles and spares. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations, and Raytheon will begin delivery in 2018.
The award funds the fourth year of full-rate production for the multi-mission missile, which recently accomplished significant testing milestones and achievements. The contracted missiles include an anti-surface capability, which the company demonstrated in early 2016 during a highly successful tactical demonstration event off the coast of Kauai.
The SM-6 set a new record for maximum down-range and maximum cross-range intercepts in over-the-horizon missions. The display of offensive capability established SM-6 as a multi-mission missile with expanded capabilities in Anti-Air Warfare, Sea-Based Terminal, and Anti-Surface Warfare.
Final assembly of SM-6 takes place at Raytheon’s state-of-the-art production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
Raytheon’s continued innovations in missile design and support of the U.S. Navy have earned the company a Winning Contractor commendation.