Raytheon Missiles & Defense awarded US Navy contract for NMESIS naval strike missile launcher unit


Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $21,164,178 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for the production of the Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) naval strike missile (NSM) launcher unit (NLU) and weapon control system (WCS) production representative models. 
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 NMESIS is a land-based missile launcher platform that provides the Fleet Marine Force with an anti-ship capability (Picture source: Kongsberg)


NMESIS integrates a NLU, capable of launching two NSMs, onto a Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary Fires carrier. The NLU is controlled by the WCS located externally in a command and control vehicle.

Work will be performed in Kongsberg, Norway (70%); Tucson, Arizona (15%); and Mooresville, North Carolina (15%). Work is expected to be completed in April 2023. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,466,190 are being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This action is a follow-on production contract in accordance with 10 U.S. Code § 2371b(f). Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-22-D-1000).


Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The NSM is an offensive missile with an imaging infrared seeker and utilizes a semi-armor-piercing warhead optimized for anti-surface warfare (Picture source: Kongsberg)


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