US Navy Awards Tomahawk Missile Contract to Raytheon

19 December 2010 (Last Updated December 19th, 2010 18:30)

Raytheon has been awarded a $209m modification contract for the procurement of 196 fiscal 2011 Tomahawk block IV all-up-round missiles. The modified contract allows the procurement of 132 vertical launch system (VLS) and 64 capsule launch system (CLS) missiles. The Tomahawk blo

Raytheon has been awarded a $209m modification contract for the procurement of 196 fiscal 2011 Tomahawk block IV all-up-round missiles.

The modified contract allows the procurement of 132 vertical launch system (VLS) and 64 capsule launch system (CLS) missiles.

The Tomahawk block IV missile is capable of launch from surface ships equipped with VLS and from submarines equipped with CLS, as well as with the torpedo tube launch system.

Work will be carried out at the company's facilities in various locations throughout the US and is expected to be completed in July 2013.

The US Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.