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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...

2013-05-14 08:21:17

International consortium committed to continuous improvement TUCSON, Ariz., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) destroyed a high-diving, supersonic threat during a recent firing from the U.S. Navy's Self-Defense Test Ship. "The success of this firing, highlighted by a skin-to-skin intercept, is a direct result of a series of enhancements to what is truly an international missile," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon...

2013-02-27 08:21:53

Herren's innovative, cost-effective solutions to help foster multinational development and production program WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Herren Associates, Inc. ("Herren"), a leading engineering and management consulting firm, has been awarded a $3.7 million contract to provide support for the NATO SeaSparrow Project Office (NSPO). NSPO serves as the executive agent for a multinational Consortium responsible for managing the acquisition and in-service support of...

2013-01-14 02:21:20

CRYSTAL CITY, Va., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Thai Navy has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to purchase nine Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles for its two Naresuan frigates currently undergoing overhauls and upgrades. This LOA increases the total ESSM user community to 13 nations. The Royal Thai ESSMs will be fired from an MK 41 eight-cell vertical launch system using an MK 25 Quad Pack canister. This capability will allow for up to 32 ESSMs on each...

2012-08-02 02:22:17

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered the 2,000th Evolved SeaSparrow Missile to the NATO SeaSparrow Consortium. "ESSM is a model for global operations, and the delivery of our 2,000th missile demonstrates the significant commitment of our international team to continue providing this critical capability to the warfighter," said Ed Roesly, Raytheon Missile Systems' ESSM program director. "We have delivered ESSMs for a decade and expect continued...

2012-07-08 22:20:19

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Norwegian Air Force successfully fired a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air-Missile System (NASAMS). During the first-of-its-kind test at the Andoya Rocket Range in Northern Norway, the ESSM intercepted and destroyed an air target. "Completion of this live-fire exercise is a major step forward in our efforts to qualify ESSM as a ground-based air defense solution," said...

2012-02-14 16:00:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) awarded an initial contract to Malaysian-based Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn. Bhd. for the production and supply of components for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM). This is the first contract of its type awarded to a Malaysian company and is aligned with U.S. and Malaysian strategic initiatives as well as the Malaysian Economic Transformation Program. "Raytheon is a global company with strategic partnerships...

2012-01-10 07:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded two contracts totaling $212.8 million for the production of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile, with an option for $33 million in additional work. The first contract from the U.S. Navy NATO Seasparrow Project Office (NSPO), as previously announced by the Department of Defense, is for the production of ESSMs through fiscal year 2014 and contains the option for further production. The agreement also provides...

2011-09-13 09:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed design and testing of a prototype dual-band datalink that will enable interoperability between the Standard Missile family of interceptors and a wider variety of radars and ships. "The dual-band datalink will allow for greatly expanded NATO participation in the European Phased Adaptive Approach," said Dr. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "This advancement bridges a critical technology...

2011-06-22 02:00:00

PARIS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its international partners will introduce a new ground-based Evolved SeaSparrow Missile at the Paris Air Show. The ground-based ESSM features multi-use capabilities for both naval and land-based applications. "Raytheon Missile Systems and its global industrial partners are working to expand ESSM into the ground-based air defense (GBAD) mission area," said Royal Netherlands Navy Capt. Paul Rouffaer, deputy project...