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US Navy awards Raytheon Missiles & Defense $20 million contract for Maritime Strike Tomahawk

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A US origin aerospace and defense firm was awarded a $20 million contract for low-rate production of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk cruise missile Block V-A, which includes navigation and communication upgrades in addition to an advanced multi-mode seeker for engaging moving targets at sea.

“This award is a significant and essential step toward addressing the U.S. Navy’s need to counter moving targets at sea,” said Kim Ernzen, vice president of Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Maritime Strike Tomahawk Block Va production ensures our Sailors have the most advanced long-range, first-strike weapons available to defeat advancing threats.”

The Tomahawk cruise missile is a precision weapon that launches from ships and submarines and can strike targets precisely from 1,000 miles away, even in heavily defended airspace. U.S. and allied militaries have flight-tested the GPS-enabled Tomahawk 550 times and used it in combat more than 2,300 times.

 

Source: Defense Arabia 

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