Raytheon awarded an $84.7M contract modification for Evolved Sea Sparrow
by Christen Mccurdy
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2019
Raytheon Missile System in Tucson has been awarded an $84 million contract for support on the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 2's production requirements.
The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, will allow Raytheon to procure the remaining materials in support of the ESSM fiscal year 2020 low rate initial production Lot 3 all up rounds and spares.
The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile can be launched from surface ships to destroy threats that include high speed anti-ship cruise missiles, low velocity air threats, high-diving threats and surface-based targets.
The Navy will obligate the full value of the contract at the time of the award, which will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The bulk of work on this project will be performed in Tucson, with other work executed at sites across North America, Europe and Australia.
This contract modification was not competitively procured, per a U.S. government contracts code clause exempting the government from awarding contracts competitively when the terms of an international agreement between the U.S. and a foreign government requires the use of non-competitive procedures.
Pentagon says Iran's missiles unrivaled in Middle East
Washington (AFP) Nov 19, 2019
Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said Tuesday. "Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size and sophistication of its missile force continues to grow despite decades of counterproliferation efforts aimed at curbing its advancement," the Defense Intelligence Agency said. The study said Iran considered missiles to be a strategic nec ... read more
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