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Raytheon, Navy Test Fire SM-6 Interceptors Over Sea Range; Jim Normoyle Comments

Raytheon, Navy Test Fire SM-6 Interceptors Over Sea Range; Jim Normoyle Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon logo_EbizThe U.S. Navy recently carried out a firing test of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-6 weapon that aims to protect vessels against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, cruise missiles and drones.

Two SM-6 interceptors launched from the USS Chancellorsville and engaged targets over a sea test range at Point Mugu, Calif., Raytheon said Friday.

Jim Normoyle, a program director at Raytheon Missile Systems, said the weapon is scheduled to undergo combat systems ship qualification trials in November.

Raytheon delivered the first SM-6 to the Navy in February and received approval from the Defense Acquisition Board to begin full-rate production in May.

SM-6 incorporates guidance control and signal processing technology derived from the company’s advanced medium-range air-to-air missile.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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