Raytheon awarded $12.3 million contract for HARM upgrade
Modification provides greater missile capability and accuracy
TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 16, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Air Force awarded
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $12.3 million contract to begin full rate
production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Control Section
Modification (HCSM) upgrade units. Raytheon received the award as the result
of a down-select competition.
The modification adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit
(IMU) for precision navigation to the existing HARM. HCSM also features a
digital flight computer that merges targeting solutions from navigation and
seeker systems. These enhancements improve the probability of hit, while
controlling where the missile can and cannot fly.
"Leveraging several years of experience with HARM, Raytheon's HCSM will
provide the Air Force with enhanced capability and accuracy, while
simultaneously reducing collateral damage or risk of fratricide," said Chuck
Pinney, HARM program director for Raytheon Missile Systems. "HCSM will fill a
critical capability need for the warfighter."
Raytheon is scheduled to begin modification of existing HARMs early this year
with delivery of HCSM units beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013. Raytheon
has teamed with Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and others for the HCSM program.
The contract was awarded in Raytheon's fourth quarter of 2012.
About HARM and HCSM
The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile is a key battlefield element to
suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radars, early warning radars and
radar-directed air defense artillery systems. HARMs have made hostile
airspaces worldwide safer for U.S. and allied warfighters. The missile resides
in the inventories of eight countries.
oMore than 4,000 HARMs have been employed in combat.
oHCSM adds GPS/IMU navigation accuracy, giving HARM the ability to engage
oHCSM has new features that degrade counter-HARM tactics, while reducing
the risk of fratricide or collateral damage.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
Note to Editors
The contract was announced by the Department of Defense in November 2012.
SOURCE Raytheon Company
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