Raytheon Missiles and Protection, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a modification to a beforehand awarded different transaction prototype settlement to increase the present interval of efficiency. The performer will proceed to develop and refine their Glide Section Intercept (GPI) idea throughout the expertise improvement section. In its necessities for GPI improvement, the MDA has stipulated that “any prototypes designed will match into the present Aegis Ballistic Missile Protection system” which fires from a naval vessel’s vertical launching system. The worth of this modification is $17,700,482, which will increase the whole worth of the settlement to $152,808,447.


The modification interval of efficiency is from April 28, 2023, by way of March 12, 2024. This preliminary settlement was competitively awarded utilizing Different Transaction Authority offered by 10 U.S. Code 4022 by way of the Enhanced Hypersonic Protection Broad Company Announcement with Glide Section Interceptor Particular Subject, HQ0851-21-S-0001. Analysis, improvement, check, and analysis funds will probably be used to fund the modification. The federal government will obligate the quantity of $17,700,482 on the time of award.

Lately, Raytheon Missiles & Protection (RMD), a enterprise of Raytheon Applied sciences, reached a milestone in its Glide Section Intercept (GPI) program when it accomplished the Techniques Necessities Evaluation – Prototype. That overview confirmed that Raytheon Missiles & Protection and the federal government company have a shared understanding of the interceptor’s necessities and permits additional design maturation. And, in growing this new providing, the corporate is drawing on a long time of expertise producing the world’s most trusted group of naval interceptors: the long-proven Commonplace Missile household.

When the Glide Section Interceptor is launched from a ship to intercept lower-altitude hypersonic missiles of their glide section of flight, it’ll cowl an additional layer of protection alongside RMD’s longtime Commonplace Missile, or SM, household. Thus, GPI will bridge the essential hole between SM-3, which destroys incoming missiles exterior Earth’s environment, and SM-6, which hits targets within the terminal section of flight. A hypersonic missile goes into its glide section when it re-enters the environment and continues towards its goal. GPI additionally enhances layered protection and allows extra alternatives to intercept a hostile hypersonic menace farther from its goal