Raytheon awarded funds to improve MK-31 RAM missile

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a $36.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract option for design agent and engineering support services for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) upgraded MK-31 Guided Missile Weapon System improvement program.

The MK-31 RAM Guided Missile Weapon System is a cooperative development and production program conducted jointly by the U. S. and the Federal Republic of Germany, under the memoranda of understanding.

Support is required to maintain current weapon system capability, as well as resolve issues through design, systems, software maintenance, reliability, maintainability, quality assurance and logistics engineering services.

Work will be performed in Arizona and Kentucky, and is expected to be completed by September 2017.

Germany will contribute $2.3 million for the work as funding which is non-foreign military sales related and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.