Raytheon Awarded Contract for 90 RAM Missiles and 60 ORDALT Kits

Released on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
United States of America
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
ORDALT - Ordnance Alteration
RAM - Rolling Airframe Missile
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $59,502,180 contract for the production of 90 Block 1 MK-44 Mod 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Round Pack All-Up-Rounds, and 60 ORDALT Kits. The RAM Guided Missile Weapon System is co-developed and co-produced under a NATO Cooperative Program between the United States' and Federal Republic of Germany's governments. RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., (49.7 percent), Ottobrunn, Germany, (42.7 percent), Rocket City, W.Va., (4.5 percent), and Andover, Mass., (3.1 percent) and is expected to be completed by May 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-08-C-5401).

Source: http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3794

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