Ducommun to build NSM fire control system
Ducommun will build fire control systems for Raytheon’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) under a contract announced on 11 September.
Raytheon is offering the NSM for the US Navy’s over-the-horizon requirement for its Littoral Combat Ships and future frigates.
NSM is a long-range, precision anti-ship and land-attack missile that provides advanced strike capability against heavily defended land and sea targets. The weapon originated in Norway, and Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen are teaming to produce it in the US and make the technology available to the navy.
The agreement with Ducommun is part of Raytheon’s work to assemble a manufacturing and supplier team for US production of the weapon.
Work on the fire control systems is expected to begin in late 2017.
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