Raytheon Awards Production Contract to Malaysian Firm, Eyes Supply Chain Expansion

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Raytheon Co. has awarded a production and supply contract to a Malaysia-based company for missile components for the first time, Raytheon announced Tuesday.

Raytheon contracted Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn. Bhd. to produce and supply components for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile.

Kevin Peppe, Raytheon vice president of seapower capability systems, said the company is expanding both its presence in Malaysia and its global supply chain network.

Raytheon has proposed the ESSM to the Malaysian navy for the navy’s second generation patrol vessel program.

Raytheon has also issued requests for quotation to Malaysian industry for additional components for the ESSM and:

  • an ESSM vertical launching program
  • test equipment for the patrol vessel program
  • an MK73 illuminator

Rick Nelson, Raytheon vice president of naval weapons systems, said the company is looking to expand its relationship with Contraves on other programs.

Raytheon recently affirmed Contraves as a participant in its strategic enterprise aligned commodities provider program and as a Raytheon preferred supplier.

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