US Navy’s SM-6 Interceptors Engage Over-the-Horizon Targets at Sea

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s SM-6 Interceptors Engage Over-the-Horizon Targets at Sea View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: US Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Interceptors View post tag: Fires August 26, 2013 View post tag: two View post tag: SM-6 View post tag: Chancellorsville View post tag: USS View post tag: Defence The U.S. Navy fired two Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile’s first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea.The SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles as part of the Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) mission area.“The SM-6’s ability to engage threats at significantly greater ranges than other missiles in its class is a game changer for the U.S. Navy,” said Jim Normoyle, Raytheon Missile Systems’ SM-6 program director. “We verified the weapon’s new processor earlier this month, and we’re preparing for the USS Chancellorsville’s Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials in November.”In February, Raytheon delivered the first SM-6 from its new $75 million, 70,000 square-foot SM-6 and Standard Missile-3 all-up-round production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. In May, a Defense Acquisition Board approved full-rate production of the SM-6 missile.“SM-6 combines the best of our SM-2, SM-3 and AMRAAM missiles, providing an enhanced anti-air warfare and over-the-horizon capability at a reduced cost,” said Mike Campisi, Raytheon Missile Systems’ senior director of Standard Missile-1, -2, and -6 programs. “We have delivered more than 50 missiles ahead of schedule and under cost, and we remain on track to reach initial operating capability in 2013.”SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon air defense capability by leveraging the time-tested advantages of the Standard Missile’s airframe and propulsion.The SM-6 uses both active and semiactive guidance modes and advanced fuzing techniques.It incorporates the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities from Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2013; Image: Raytheon Equipment & technology US Navy’s SM-6 Interceptors Engage Over-the-Horizon Targets at Sea View post tag: usa View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Missilelast_img read more

Raytheon Awarded V-22 Osprey Support Deal

first_img View post tag: V-22 View post tag: deal View post tag: americas Raytheon Company has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a potential value of $270 million by the U.S. Navy’s Air Systems Command to support V-22 Osprey systems, testing and software.The work will be performed by Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services at its facility in Indianapolis, Ind.Under the contract, Raytheon IIS employees will provide V-22 software support activity systems and software engineering, avionics integration, testing, and acquisition support. This work begins this month and is planned to conclude December 2019.The V-22 is a joint-service, multi-mission combat aircraft that combines the mobility of a helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.Image: US Navy Raytheon Awarded V-22 Osprey Support Deal View post tag: Osprey View post tag: Awarded View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navalcenter_img Authorities View post tag: News by topic February 11, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Awarded V-22 Osprey Support Deal View post tag: Raytheon Share this article View post tag: Supportlast_img read more