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  • Navy Eyes Hypersonics Expansion; Michael Gilday Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Eyes Hypersonics Expansion; Michael Gilday Quoted

    The U.S. Navy is looking to expand its long-range strike capabilities with the addition of hypersonic missiles to its fleet. The service is working to equip its Zumwalt guided-missile destroyers with its Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic weapon and achieve initial operating capability by 2025, mentioned Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday during the 2022 McAleese […] More

  • Raytheon to Continue Missile Repair, Maintenance Work for Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Continue Missile Repair, Maintenance Work for Navy

    Raytheon has received a $37.2M contract modification to continue intermediate-level repair and maintenance services for the U.S. Navy“™s Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-6 systems. The Navy will obligate $19M in fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Monday. The company’s missile systems business will perform work in Arizona, Arkansas and Alabama […] More

  • Gerard Hueber: Raytheon Expands Missile Defense Portfolio, Dev't Process for Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gerard Hueber: Raytheon Expands Missile Defense Portfolio, Dev’t Process for Navy

    Gerard Hueber, vice president of business development for naval and area mission defense at Raytheon, has said the company has modernized its product development and sustainment processes for missile defense systems, Navy Recognition reported Monday. Hueber noted in an interview that Raytheon is adding new technologies such as active guidance systems in its product portfolio […] More

  • Navy, MDA Launch Raytheon SM-6 Missiles Using Lockheed's Aegis Combat System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy, MDA Launch Raytheon SM-6 Missiles Using Lockheed’s Aegis Combat System

    The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency have test-fired two Raytheon-made Standard Missile-6 Dual I missiles using the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Combat System  installed on the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones. Lockheed said Wednesday its Aegis platform helped the SM-6 missile detect, track and intercept a ballistic missile target in flight during the Flight Test Standard Missile““27 Event 2. […] More

  • Raytheon Secures Navy Funds for Standard Missile-6 Material Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Secures Navy Funds for Standard Missile-6 Material Procurement

    Raytheon‘s missile systems business has received a $32.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to obtain long-lead materials needed to build Standard Missile-6 units. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification will support requirements and  spares for fiscal 2017 SM-6 full-rate production. SM-6 is designed to perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and sea-based terminal ballistic […] More

  • Raytheon Interceptor Missile Undergoes Land-Based Test; Mike Campisi Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Interceptor Missile Undergoes Land-Based Test; Mike Campisi Comments

    Raytheon has completed the final land-based test for its interceptor missile designed to support anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and sea-based terminal ballistic missile defense operations. The company said Tuesday that the Standard Missile-6 Block IA platform was used to intercept and eliminate a subsonic target from a test site located in southern New Mexico as part […] More

  • Raytheon SM-6 Missile Moves Toward Full Operational Capability - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon SM-6 Missile Moves Toward Full Operational Capability

    The U.S. Navy has conducted flight tests of the Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 weapon system to validate whether the missile is ready to obtain full operational capability. Raytheon said Thursday four SM-6 missiles were launched throughout the “graduation” tests to engage shore-launched, sub- or supersonic targets. Mike Campisi, Raytheon SM-6 senior program director, said the Navy started to deploy SM-6s four years ago but the […] More

  • DoD OKs Sale of Raytheon SM-6 Missile Tech to International Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD OKs Sale of Raytheon SM-6 Missile Tech to International Customers

    The Defense Department has authorized the sale of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-6  offering to international customers that seek to adopt the platform to support their shipbuilding programs. Raytheon said Tuesday SM-6 is designed to protect naval ships against ballistic and cruise missiles, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Mike Campisi, SM-6 senior program director at Raytheon, said international navies seek […] More

  • Raytheon SM-6 Conducts Navy's Longest Range Surface-to-Air Intercept - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon SM-6 Conducts Navy’s Longest Range Surface-to-Air Intercept

    Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-6 has set a record for the U.S. Navy‘s longest range surface-to-air intercept after the missile engaged an over-the-horizon target. The company said Friday the SM-6 was deployed from the Navy’s USS Princeton cruiser that features an Aegis baseline 9 combat system. The missile also broke its own record in January after SM-6 surpassed its June 2014 milestone when […] More

  • Navy, Marine Corps Demo Lockheed's F-35, Aegis Weapon System in Live Missile Fire Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy, Marine Corps Demo Lockheed’s F-35, Aegis Weapon System in Live Missile Fire Test

    The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II aircraft and Aegis Weapon System during a live fire missile test held Monday at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Lockheed and the two service branches have conducted a Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air operation through the use of the Marine Corps“™ […] More

  • BAE to Provide 300 Missile Canisters Under Navy Contract Modification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE to Provide 300 Missile Canisters Under Navy Contract Modification

    BAE Systems has secured a $38 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide 300 missile canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System. The company said Wednesday the modification requires canisters of various configurations that will work to store, transport and launch numerous types of guided missiles such as the Tomahawk, Standard Missile-3, […] More

  • Raytheon Demos Standard Missile-6 Surface Target Engagement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Demos Standard Missile-6 Surface Target Engagement

    Raytheon has conducted a flight test of Standard Missile-6 wherein the air defense missile engaged the decommissioned USS Reuben James, which served as a surface target for the test. The company said Monday the test aims to demonstrate the U.S. Navy‘s “distributed lethality” using ships placed in dispersed formation in an effort to enhance offensive strategy. During the flight […] More

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