Raytheon has received a $5.7 million contract to provide baseline system design for a U.S. Army program that aims to develop new missile technology to replace the service branch’s inventory of long-range, surface-to-surface missiles.
The company said Tuesday the nine-month contract will support risk reduction efforts for the Long Range Precision Fires program.
Thomas Bussing, vice president of Raytheon’s advanced missile systems business, said the company aims to help the service branch develop a “low-risk” LRPF system.
The company expects the Army to launch a solicitation for the program’s comprehensive technical maturation and risk reduction phase at a later date.
Raytheon said in March the company’s missile technology offering for the Army’s LRPF program will be designed to integrate with M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS rocket launchers.