The US Navy awarded Raytheon a $225 million modification to a previously awarded
fixed price incentive contract for the production of additional 164 Tactical
Tomahawk all-up round missiles.
Production of these additional Tactical Tomahawk missiles is scheduled to be
completed by August 2005.
Tomahawk, the surface-launched and submarine-launched, is the Navy's weapon of
choice for long-range precision strike missions against high value, heavily
Tactical Tomahawk will incorporate innovate technologies to provide new
operational capabilities while reducing acquisition and life cycle costs.
This missile is scheduled for fleet introduction in 2004.
Tactical Tomahawk will cost less than half of a new built Block III missile and
will have the capability to respond to changing battlefield conditions through
the use of its loiter and mission flexibility features.
Also related to the Raytheon Company is New Zealand's Army selection of Javelin
missile to meet its medium range anti-armor weapon capability.
The number of Command Launch Units CLU, missile quantities, associated
equipment, training and spares are yet to be determined.
New Zealand intends to introduce Javelin anti-armor weapon system into service
in 2004, to coincide with Light Armored Vehicle introduction.
Javelin weapon system could be used in peacekeeping and peace enforcement
operations involving New Zealand.
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