Raytheon Missiles & Protection, a Raytheon Applied sciences enterprise, was awarded a $578 million contract to provide 54 SM-2 Block IIIAZ all up spherical upgrades for the USA and 215 Normal Missile-2 all up rounds for seven companion nations. The contract consists of the manufacturing of SM-2™ Block IIIA, IIIAZ, and IIIB variants for the USA, Chile, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, and Taiwan. SM-2 defends navies in opposition to anti-ship missiles and plane out to 90 nautical miles and an altitude of 65,000 toes. SM-2 has an intensive flight take a look at historical past with greater than 2,700 profitable dwell firings.

“SM-2 continues to be a premier ship air-defense weapon for a lot of companion navies worldwide,” stated Kim Ernzen, vice chairman of Naval Energy at Raytheon Missiles & Protection. “Right here at residence, the SM-2 will defend U.S. Navy ships and crews via 2035 and past.”


The SM-2 Block IIIA and IIIB variants embody radar seeker applied sciences in steady wave and interrupted steady wave steering modes, tail controls and strong rocket motor propulsion to have interaction high-speed maneuvering threats and up to date radar concentrating on and directional warheads. Block IIIB additionally consists of autonomous infrared acquisition.

Raytheon Missiles & Protection brings international clients essentially the most superior end-to-end options delivering the benefit of 1 progressive companion to detect, observe, and intercept threats. With a broad portfolio of air and missile protection methods, precision weapons, radars, command and management methods and superior protection applied sciences Raytheon Missiles & Protection options defend residents, warfighters and infrastructure in additional than fifty international locations all over the world.