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Over-the-Horizon

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $14,856,016 firm-fixed-price contract for Over-the-Horizon Weapon Systems.

Ten years after the first LCS ship was commissioned, the U.S. Navy has finally ordered a long-range missile for these vessels, whose only other weapon is a 57-mm turret. The Naval Strike Missile is made by Norway’s Kongsberg group (Kongsberg photo)
Ten years after the first LCS ship was commissioned, the U.S. Navy has finally ordered a long-range missile for these vessels, whose only other weapon is a 57-mm turret. The Naval Strike Missile is made by Norway’s Kongsberg group (Kongsberg photo)

This contract will manufacture and deliver Over-the-Horizon Weapon Systems, which consists of:

  • Encanistered Missiles (EM) loaded into Launching Mechanisms (LM);
  • a single Fire Control Suite (FCS).

This contract consists of:

  • EMs (tactical, telemetered and inert operational);
  • FCSs;
  • LMs;
  • mission support equipment, training equipment and courses;
  • engineering services;
  • travel and other direct costs.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $847,611,857.

Work will be performed in:

  • Kongsberg, Norway (75 percent);
  • Tucson, Arizona (15 percent);
  • Schrobenhausen, Germany (4 percent);
  • Raufoss, Norway (3 percent);
  • McKinney, Texas (2 percent);
  • Louisville, Kentucky (1 percent),

and is expected to be completed by May 2020.

Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding; and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $14,856,016 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-5432).

Superior strike capability

Raytheon Company and Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems are finalizing plans to assemble, integrate and test the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in the United States. The two companies also plan to produce NSM launchers in the U.S.

A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) during a September 23, 2014, test off the coast of Southern California (US Navy photo)
A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) during a September 23, 2014, test off the coast of Southern California (US Navy photo)

«NSM production in America is the latest evolution of our decades-long relationship with Kongsberg», said Doctor Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. «We will assemble the missile and launchers in the same Raytheon factories where we produce many of the world’s most advanced missiles and other weapons systems».

Raytheon expects to perform final assembly, integration and test of NSM at the company’s Tucson, Arizona facility. Launchers would be manufactured at Raytheon’s factory in Louisville, Kentucky.

With a range of more than 100 nautical miles/115 miles/185 km, NSM is a long-range, anti-ship missile that provides superior strike capability against land and sea targets. Raytheon and Kongsberg believe NSM is an ideal solution for navies around the globe and the best over-the-horizon missile for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

«Warfighters around the globe will benefit from the Kongsberg-Raytheon partnership on NSM», said Harald Ånnestad, President Kongsberg Defence Systems. «Production of NSM in the United States will secure ramp up and sustainability of NSM, the world’s only Fifth Generation Naval Strike Missile with Land Target capabilities, for the US and our allies. Increased volume of NSM creates and secures jobs in both the US and Norway».

The companies are also teamed on the development of the Joint Strike Missile and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems also known as NASAMS.

 

About NSM

Provides excellent penetration capability against enemy air defense systems.

Features an advanced Imaging Infrared Seeker with Autonomous Target Recognition.

Has high survivability against modern and future air defense systems.

Can fly at extremely low sea-skimming altitude, and has terrain-following flight capability.