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Raytheon Awarded $122 Million for More Tomahawk Block IV Missiles

Raytheon has been awarded a $122,443,911 million contract modification for 114 Tomahawk Block IV missiles for the U.S. Navy, according to a Raytheon press release. This modification of a previously awarded firm fixed-price contract will complete the Navy’s total planned fiscal year 2015 purchase of 214 Tomahawk Block IV missiles.

“Employed in every recent conflict, submarine and surface-launched Tomahawk missiles continue to be our nation’s weapon of choice to defeat high value threats,” said Dave Adams, Raytheon Tomahawk senior program director in the release. “Raytheon continues an acute focus on maintaining affordability and enhancing the impressive capabilities of this sophisticated weapon system.”

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) launches Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Red Sea in September 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II

The 1,000-mile range surface ship- and submarine-launched Tomahawk Block IV has been used extensively in recent conflicts as a precision strike weapon against high-value and heavily defended threats, and the contract award is meant to replace some of the depleted stock of the missiles in Navy inventory. Raytheon has delivered more than 3,000 Tomahawks to the U.S. Navy, and the 2,000th Tomahawk was fired in combat in 2011.

The lot of 214 missiles is expected to be delivered by August 2017.