The U.S. Defense Department awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a $28 million contract modification to repair, maintain and provide technical support for missiles, assemblies and components possessed by the U.S. Navy and Spain.
The $28,881,512 million award modifies a previous contract to “exercise a one-year option exercise for fiscal 2020 Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-6 repairs and maintenance and support material,” according to the Wednesday, December 4 Pentagon release.
The Standard Missile-2 is a naval surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile with an effective range of some 90 nautical miles, according to Raytheon. Fielded by U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers, the SM-6 is a uniquely versatile naval surface-launched missile capable of striking air assets, other naval surface targets an ballistic missiles.
Ninety percent of the contract covers purchases for the U.S. Navy and 10% comprises purchases for the government of Spain through the U.S. foreign military sales program.
“This contract will provide for engineering and technical support, depot and intermediate level repair, maintenance and recertification of standard missiles, sections, assemblies, subassemblies, components for fiscal [year] 2020,” the release read.
Work is expected to be complete by December 2020.
The contracting activity is Naval Sea Systems Command based in Washington, D.C.