A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) business unit has landed aÂ $77 million contract to provide engineering services, test equipment, material and management support for theÂ U.S. Navy‘s development activities for Block 2Â Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles.
Services under the contract will support the Block 2 ESSM program’s transition toÂ low-rate production and fabrication, theÂ Defense DepartmentÂ said Friday.
The missile’s development program involves international cooperation intending to produce, test and procureÂ ESSM units for naval defense.
The Navy initially provided an obligated $61.5 million in fiscal 2018 funds for the award.
Raytheon Missile Systems will perform 61 percent of work in Arizona and the remaining percentage in California, Colorado and Massachusetts in the U.S., as well as in Australia, Germany, Netherlands and Norway throughÂ December 2020.
TheÂ Naval Sea Systems Command issued the sole-source contract.