USA: Raytheon Gets Block IV All-Up-Round Missiles Contract

Raytheon Company has been awarded with a $337,840,145 contract for procurement of 361 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round Missiles for the US Navy.

This effort provides for the procurement of 238 VLS missiles and 123 CLS missiles.

Today’s Tomahawk Block IV can circle for hours, shift course instantly on command and beam a picture of its target to controllers halfway around the world. Controllers can plan missions in an hour, which is a huge improvement over the 80 hours needed when the weapon first debuted in combat.

Tomahawks can fly into heavily defended airspace and precisely strike high-value targets with minimal collateral damage.

The work is expected to be completed in August 2014.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.

Naval Today Staff , June 8, 2012