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Raytheon Awarded US NMESIS Missile Contract

NMESIS launcher on ROGUE Fires JLTV [USMC: Maj. Nick Mannweiler via Oshkosh]

Raytheon Missiles and Defense is awarded a $21 million contract for the production of the Navy / Marine NMESIS naval strike missile.

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US DoD Contract Notice, Washington DC, 22 December 2021: Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $21,164,178 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for the production of the Navy / Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) naval strike missile (NSM) launcher unit (NLU) and weapon control system (WCS) production representative models.

NMESIS is a land-based missile launcher platform that provides the Fleet Marine Force with an anti-ship capability. NMESIS integrates a NLU, capable of launching two NSMs, onto a Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary Fires carrier. The NLU is controlled by the WCS located externally in a command and control vehicle. Work will be performed in Kongsberg, Norway (70%); Tucson, Arizona (15%); and Mooresville, North Carolina (15%). Work is expected to be completed in April 2023.

Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,466,190 are being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This action is a follow-on production contract in accordance with 10 US Code § 2371b(f). Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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