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  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has contracted Raytheon to produce and deliver Standard Missile-6 all-up round missiles and spares. Raytheon will begin deliveries under the $235 million contract in 2018. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations. Raytheon noted that the award funds the fourth year of full-rate production for […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy said it carried out four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between April 6 and 13. These tests marked the next step toward the SM-6 Blk I’s achievement of full operational capability. In addition, the navy said these were the first tests with […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    American defence contractor Raytheon on March 7 announced its Standard Missile-6, “successfully engaged five targets and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record”. The previous such record was set in June of 2014. According to the company, this test series, supported by the Cooperative Engagement Capability, validated the tactical warfighting capability of SM-6, by demonstrating […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy fired two Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile’s first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea. The SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range, Aug. 14.   During flight test “Juliet,” the Navy examined the missile’s ability to intercept a subsonic, low altitude target over land. Juliet is one of 10 follow on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events planned […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy confirmed February 4 that it performed four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between January 11 and 22. These tests, designated Alpha, Bravo, Delta, and Golf, are part of the SM-6 Blk I Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) events planned to assess […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy recently test fired two Standard Missile-6 Dual I guided missiles from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight. Developed by Raytheon Missile Systems, SM-6 is the new sea-based terminal variant missile. The SM-6 Dual I achieved initial operating capability in […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy announced it has carried out a test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block IA (SM-6 Blk IA) at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, June 7. The navy said this test demonstrated SM-6 Blk IA’s improved capabilities and integration with the Aegis weapon system. The event was the third of three […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the first-ever SM-6 flight tests from a destroyer class ship equipped with Aegis Baseline 9, a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 destroyed a cruise missile target (BQM-74) at near the missile’s maximum range.   The USS John Paul Jones achieved the milestone while executing a series of three SM-6 flight tests designed to test the […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Raytheon Company’s Standard Missile-6 program has moved from low-rate to full-rate production, clearing the path for significantly increased production numbers and focus on further cost-reduction opportunities. SM-6 is a surface-to-air supersonic missile capable of successfully engaging manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. It also defends against land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Defense Acquisition Board approved full-rate production of Raytheon Company’s Standard Missile-6. Once operational in 2013, the SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles.  “SM-6 is a game-changing, transformational fleet defense missile, and we’re on track to reach initial operating capability this […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Department of Defense has cleared Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 for sale to several international customers, the company announced January 10. “Many of the approved countries are seeking the multi-mission SM-6 to bolster their shipbuilding programs,” the company said without specifying which countries were meant. The SM-6 missile is compatible with the Aegis combat system which is […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $243,478,659 contract for procurement of 89 Standard Missile-6 Block I all up rounds, spares, containers and services. Raytheon received the contract in its third quarter. The SM-6 provides U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight. Dr. […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The SM-6 tactical missile has reached initial operation capability, the US Navy announced on Wednesday, with SM-6s successfully loaded onboard USS Kidd (DDG 100) in San Diego, Calif. The SM-6 is designed to provide naval vessels with extended range protection against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed and rotary wing aircraft.  “We’re very pleased […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the U.S. Navy’s Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of ‘engage on remote’ scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars ‘seeing’ the incoming threats, using targeting information from another Aegis […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy authorized ships in the Aegis Combat Weapon System baselines 5.3 and 3.A.0 series to carry the Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6. The authorization expands the missile’s use from five ships to more than 35 ships. “SM-6 is the longest range integrated air and missile defense interceptor deployed, and its multi-role capabilities are unprecedented,” […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated ‘over-the-horizon’ threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA), a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne sensors into […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Industry news

    Raytheon Company delivered the first Standard Missile-6 all-up-round to the U.S. Navy from its new integration and testing facility in Huntsville, Ala. SM-6 defends naval vessels against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. “SM-6 is a game-changing, transformational fleet defense missile, and we’re on track to reach initial operating capability this […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company an additional $149 million for 74 Standard Missile-6 all up rounds, spares, containers and services. When combined with the nearly $110 million long-lead material purchase made in March 2015, the total full-rate production contract for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is $259 million. Future contract modifications include options which, if exercised, […]

  • 22 June 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $182,341,825 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5305) for low-rate initial production of fiscal 2011 Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) Block I all up rounds (AUR). This contract will provide for the procurement of 59 SM-6 Block I AURs; 35 SM-6 Block I AUR instrumentation kits; design […]

  • 28 June 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Company’s Missile Systems business broke ground for an all-up-round Standard Missile production facility in Huntsville, Ala. Raytheon will construct the state-of-the-art factory on the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal site. When completed, the facility will provide final assembly and testing for Raytheon’s SM-3 and SM-6 missiles. “This new factory will enable us to provide our […]

  • 26 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Company  delivered the first Standard Missile-6 production round to the U.S. Navy. “Five years ago, Raytheon promised the U.S. Navy that SM-6 would be delivered in March 2011, and we delivered on that promise,” said Frank Wyatt, vice president of Raytheon’s Air and Missile Defense Systems product line. “Raytheon delivered the SM-6 to our […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a $113 million contract to perform work on the Standard Missile in use by the U.S. and other ally navies. Under the contract, Raytheon will be performing engineering and technical services on Standard Missile 2, 3, and 6 for fiscal years 2017 through 2021. According to the […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy announced that it has successfully completed the longest range anti-air warfare intercept in Navy history which took place at the Point Mugu test range in California, on September 22. The navy, however, did not specify the length of the intercept. During a test of the Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $7,4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Standard Missile-6 lifetime buy of obsolete material components.   This contract modification will incorporate requirements for lifetime buys of SM-6 obsolete components and will mitigate the risk of redesign efforts. Work will be performed in Malaga, Spain (67 percent); […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles to successfully stop a medium-range ballistic missile target in the latest test. Taking place off the coast of Hawaii on August 29, the test was designated Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2) and marked the second time an SM-6 missile […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Raytheon Missile Systems received a $109,5 million contract for procurement of long lead material in support of fiscal 2015 Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) and Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) full rate production requirements and spares. The majority of work will be performed in Camden, Arkansas, and is expected to be completed by March 2018. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems additional $270,5 million for the production and spares requirements of the Standard Missile-6. Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6, which is currently in production for the U.S. Navy, is the only defence missile capable of defending against both ballistic and cruise missiles, as Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon […]