DSCA Approves SM-2 Block IIIA for Chile

February 5, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Chile of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85.0 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Chile has…

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Australia Announces New Advanced Guided Weapons

January 25, 2021 – The Morrison Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia’s maritime security. This significant commitment will modernize the Navy’s platforms to project and maintain sea control. This project will provide Navy with leading-edge long-range anti-ship missiles, extended range surface-to-air missiles, advanced light weight torpedoes, and maritime land…

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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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