Skip to comments.Raytheon awarded $636 million for Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle
Posted on 07/10/2012 12:30:54 PM PDT by moonshot925
UCSON, Ariz., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a $636 million development and sustainment contract to provide the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle to The Boeing Company, which is the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Raytheon booked the award during its second quarter.
EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency's GMD as the intercept component of the Ground Based Interceptor, also known as GBI, which is designed to engage high-speed ballistic missile warheads in space.
"When it comes to developing, testing and deploying technologies that enable the intercept of threats in space, Raytheon is a world leader," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "We are proud to contribute to our nation's first line of defense against the threat of ballistic missiles."
Under conditions of the contract, which extends through November 2018, Raytheon will provide EKV development, fielding, testing, system engineering, integration, configuration management, equipment manufacturing and refurbishment, and operation and sustainment.
(Excerpt) Read more at raytheon.mediaroom.com ...
Are they going to offer a homeowner version to take out Big Sis’s drone fleet?
We only get ground based SAMs.
Russia won’t like this. Look for Obama to kill the program soon.
“Are they going to offer a homeowner version to take out Big Siss drone fleet?”
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