Major Contract to Jacobs Technology for Missile Defense Services
Posted: 2017 Aug 18
 
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a US$66.4 million contract modification for the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense program. 
 
As per the modification, the company will provide engineering work, support services and analysis of the SM-3 Block IIA missile and BMD 5.1 flight testing and certification. 
 
With the modification, the total contract cost has risen to US$2.07 billion. 
 
The work will be conducted in Tucson, Arizona, and will be completed by September 30 next year. 
 
The SM-3 Block IIA ballistic defense missile is a land-based transfer of the Aegis BMD naval system that is currently deployed by the U.S. and Japan. 
 
It intercepts short and intermediate-range ballistic missiles and has anti-satellite capability. 
 
The SM-3 series can be based both on land or sea.
 


 
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