Raytheon-Kongsberg Team to Build Weapon System for Navy ‘Over-the-Horizon’ Mission

Raytheon has partnered with Kongsberg Gruppen to produce a missile system intended for over-the-horizon defense missions onboard the U.S. Navy‘s littoral combat ships and frigates.

The military service picked the companies’ joint Naval Strike Missile offering to support OTH missions under a potential $847.6 million contract, Raytheon said Friday.

Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon’s missile systems business, said the team aims to provide an off-the-shelf platform to the Navy and create high-technology jobs through the project.

NSM features seeker and target identification systems and works to reach land and sea targets at a distance of up to 100 nautical miles.

Raytheon has commenced production of NSM launchers at its Louisville, Ky., manufacturing plant and plans to assemble and test the weapon system at a company facility in Tucson, Ariz.

You may also be interested in...

Cristal Rice VP-Readiness

PAE Names Cristal Rice as VP of Readiness, Sustainment; John Heller Quoted

PAE has appointed Cristal Rice as the vice president of its Readiness & Sustainment group. Rice is an aerospace industry executive with that has deep experience in team leadership and business development. “Cristal has a demonstrated track record for leading high-performing teams and standing up new business development organizations,” said PAE president and CEO, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, John Heller

Josh Schoeller CEO LexisNexis Health Care

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Names New Executives to Health Care Business; Josh Schoeller Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has appointed new executives to its Health Care Business leadership team. Dave Corbett will serve as head of Sales and Client Engagement and Jeff Diamond has been promoted to senior vice president of Commercial Operations. “[Corbett] brings tremendous experience in nurturing client relationships and leading high-performing sales teams that will help us deliver more value for our clients,” said Josh Schoeller, CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions' health care business.

Don Brown GM of Government Services Telesat

Don Brown: Telesat’s US Subsidiary to Help Lockheed, SDA Test Commercial-Gov’t Space Network Interoperability

A Telesat subsidiary will participate in a Lockheed Martin-led team that won a $187.5M contract from the Space Development Agency to provide 10 space vehicles with communication links to explore interoperability between commercial and government satellites.