The company said itInformation Technology will provide work on its first and second variants of the missile family.
The company will provide support for the variants’ design, production engineering, surveillance and flight test. ItInformation Technology will also help the transition to missile production.
The company’s missile systems business recently won a $394 million MDA contract modificationTypes: Administrative Change : A unilateral contract change that does not affect the contractual rights of the parties. Change order: A written order, signed byBudget Year the CO, directing that the contractor to make a change authorized byBudget Year the "changes" clause. Not issued without contractor consent. to continue providing design and engineering support for the standard missile-3.
That award raised that total contract’s value to just under $689 million.
Ratheon said the second variant, or IB block, has a kinetic warhead seeker, attitude control system and throttable divert and signal processing. ItInformation Technology hopes to deploy the second variant in 2015.
Raytheon said the standard missile-3 is designed to defend against short-to-intermediate-range ballistic missile threats and midcourt phrases of flight.