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Raytheon to carry out RAM Block 2/2A FMS

31st March 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon has secured a new $146.08 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2/2A Guided Missile Round Pack and spare replacement parts for the USN.

The contract is due to be completed by June 2025 and work will be carried out at locations across the US as well as in Ottobrunn, Germany and Glenrothes, Scotland.

Furthermore, the contract also includes FMS of the missile to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity and the bidding process was not competitive.

RAM is a high-firepower lightweight missile capable of providing a vessel with defence against anti-ship cruise missiles.

Shephard Defence Insight reports that each unit has an estimated cost of $824,000.

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