DoD approves Raytheon's SM-6 missile for international sales

TUCSON, Ariz. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials approved the release of Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to several international customers.

Officials say, most of the countries approved for the sale are seeking the to bolster their shipbuilding programs. SM-6 currently provides U.S. Navy vessels with extended-range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of flight.

In April 2015, delivered the first full-rate production SM-6 from its production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Raytheon has currently delivered more than 300 SM-6 missiles with continuing production.

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