ESSM Block II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: ESSM Block 2
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: ESSM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 1,000
Total Cost: USD$396 million
Family Members: ESSM
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Description: The ESSM is an international cooperative upgrade of the RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow missile. It provides increased battlespace against high-speed, highly maneuverability, anti-ship missiles. The ESSM missile can be launched through Mk 25 Quad-Pack canister for the Mk 41 VLS or single pack for the Mk 29 launcher and Mk 48 Guided Missile Vertical Launching System (GMVLS). The missile shipping container is known as the MK783.

The ESSM Block II is an upgraded variant incorporating a new dual-mode seeker and enabled for an expanded flight enveloped achieving higher maneuverability. The ESSM Block II being developed by Raytheon will be required for initial operating capability by 2020. The US Navy awarded Raytheon a $517 million engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract for the ESSM Block 2 missile on April 2, 2015. The EMD phase is expected to last until May 2019.

ESSM Block II Applications

Protection Systems AEGIS

ESSM Block II News

There are 2 news between
2 Feb 2012 and 2 Apr 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015US Navy Awards Contract for ESSM Block 2 Missile Development
Thursday, February 2, 2012BAE Systems Signs New Contract for ESSM on Behalf of Australia

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