Raytheon, Ducummun partner for missile fire-control systems

TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Missile Systems will team with aerospace and defense contractor Ducommun to build fire-control systems for the Raytheon Naval Strike Missile (NSM), the company's offering for the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon requirement for its littoral combat ships and future frigates.

The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, precision antiship and land-attack missile that provides superior strike capability against heavily defended land and sea targets. The weapon originated in Norway; Raytheon and original missile builder Kongsberg Gruppen are teaming to produce it for the U.S. Navy. Raytheon is assembling a manufacturing and supplier team for U.S. production of the weapon.

Work on the fire-control systems is expected to begin in late 2017 at Ducommun's Berryville and Huntsville locations.