USS Zumwalt Launches First SM-2 Launch from MK57 VLS off Point Mugu

October 19, 2020 – The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13. As the first-in-class ship, USS Zumwalt successfully demonstrated its capability to detect, track and engage an Anti-Ship…

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Raytheon & Aerojet Rocketdyne Make Strategic Source Deal for Standard Missiles

March 26, 2020 – Raytheon Company’s (Missile Systems business has reached a $1 billion, five-year strategic agreement to purchase propulsion systems from Aerojet Rocketdyne for Standard Missile products. The deal represents a supply chain centerpiece of multi-year Standard Missiles contracts that Raytheon recently received. Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne provide propulsion systems for Raytheon’s Standard Missile family. “Moving to multi-year, rather…

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Raytheon, US Navy test first Standard Missile-2 from restarted production line

February 26, 2020 – Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy successfully flight tested the first SM-2 surface-to-air missile from the company’s restarted production line. The SM-2 Block IIIB missile launched, flew and provided accurate telemetry data to the range, and engaged an airborne Navy target. SM-2 allows navies to defend against anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Raytheon and the Navy restarted…

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