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Raytheon receives contract modification for Over-The-Horizon Weapon System

According to information published by Department of Defence on March 15, 2021, Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $31,950,403 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-5432 to exercise options for encanistered missiles, fire control suite and launching mechanism for the Over-the-Horizon weapon system.


According to information published by Department of Defence on March 15, 2021, Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $31,950,403 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-5432 to exercise options for encanistered missiles, fire control suite and launching mechanism for the Over-the-Horizon weapon system.
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Work will be performed in Kongsberg, Norway (75%); Tucson, Arizona (15%); Schrobenhausen, Germany (4%); Raufoss, Norway (3%); McKinney, Texas (2%); and Louisville, Kentucky (1%), and is expected to be completed by March 2023.

Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $28,074,331 (88%); fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,322,864 (7%); fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,161,432 (3%); fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $191,776 (1%); and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $200,000 (1%), will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

The U.S. Navy OTH WS programme called for the procurement of a new anti-ship missile for both classes of Littoral Combat Ships.

Raytheon (and its partner Kongsberg) won as the only contender for OTH WS. They were pitching the Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The two companies entered in teaming agreement in 2016 and Raytheon received an initial contract to produce Naval Strike Missile (NSM) launchers at its production facility in Tucson, Arizona in August 2016.