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2014-03-06 16:20:58

TUCSON, Ariz., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from 8 to 44. The SM-3 is designed to destroy incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space, a concept sometimes described as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and Huntsville, Ala., through...

2014-01-13 08:21:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) an undefinitized contract action (UCA) valued at $156 million for the procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missiles. The SM-3 missile is designed to destroy incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space, a concept sometimes described as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." More than 155 SM-3s have been...

2013-12-02 08:20:55

SM-6 achieves initial operational capability TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy is deploying Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 for the first time, marking the initial operational capability milestone for the U.S. Navy's newest, most advanced extended range area defense weapon. "We're very pleased to achieve initial operational capability on schedule," said Capt. Mike Ladner, Surface Ship Weapons major program manager. "The SM-6, with its ability to...

2013-10-31 08:21:52

US-Japan co-development program on track for 2015 flight testing TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its Japanese partner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, have completed the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile Critical Design Review (CDR). The CDR verified that the missile's design will meet the stringent, specific operational performance requirements necessary to defeat the projected threats. The SM-3 Block IIA will defeat incoming...

2013-10-04 08:20:22

KAUAI, Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team successfully intercepted a threat representative, medium-range, separating ballistic missile target using the second generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and SM-3 Block IB guided missile. By successfully launching, tracking, and engaging the newest medium-range ballistic missile target configuration during this operational test,...

2013-10-04 08:20:16

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy fired a Standard Missile-3 Block IB, made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), from the USS Lake Erie. The SM-3 eliminated the medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target at the highest altitude of any test to date. "The next-generation SM-3 proved itself against a medium-range ballistic missile target at the highest altitude of any previous test. We remain on track to...

2013-09-27 08:20:41

Missile defeats fast-moving targets TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the Griffin(®) missile's combat proven capabilities in a maritime environment by successfully engaging fast-moving small boats from various platforms throughout a series of at-sea tests. During one of the tests, the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System was integrated on a Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal-class ship, where the missile was...

2013-09-19 00:21:13

KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated, on the first attempt, the second generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System's capability to engage a sophisticated, separating short range ballistic missile target with two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missiles that were fired and guided to intercept nearly simultaneously. The test, known as Flight Test -...

2013-09-19 00:21:11

Scenario designed to test ship's ability to launch SM-3s PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy launched two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-made Standard Missile-3 Block IBs from the USS Lake Erie against a complex, separating short-range ballistic missile target. The first guided missile successfully destroyed the target using the sheer kinetic force of a massive collision in space. The SM-3 is a defensive...

2013-09-10 16:20:17

RONALD REAGAN BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE TEST SITE, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided missile and AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar played integral roles in the success of Flight Test Operational-01, the Missile Defense Agency's operational test of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. During the test, a SM-3 Block IA guided missile fired from the USS Decatur (DDG 73) intercepted a...