Over-the-horizon missile system provided to Navy

ANDOVER, Mass. Raytheon won a $35.9 million contract modification to provide over-the-horizon weapon systems to the U.S. Navy, according to the Department of Defense. The deal funds the manufacture and delivery of encanistered missiles to be loaded into launching mechanisms and a fire control suite, as well as mission support equipment, training equipment and courses, cost-only travel, and other related costs.

The Navy selected the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for its over-the-horizon program on littoral combat ships and future frigates in 2018 after several companies dropped out of bidding for the program in 2017, according to Raytheon.

The deal is being executed through a partnership with the Norwegian defense contractor Kongsberg Gruppen, which designed the missile for Norway's frigates and patrol ships. Raytheon said the original NSM was chosen for the U.S. Navy offering because of an ability to penetrate enemy defense systems.

The bulk of work on the contract — 75 percent — will be performed in Norway, with other tasks being performed in Tucson, Ariz., and a variety of other U.S. and European locations.