Raytheon Reports U.S. Air Force High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Modification Contract
Jan 21, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Company a $12.3 million contract to begin full rate production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Modification upgrade units.
According to a release, Raytheon received the award as the result of a down-select competition.
The modification adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation to the existing HARM. HCSM also features a digital flight computer that merges targeting solutions from navigation and seeker systems. These enhancements improve the probability of hit, while controlling where the missile can and cannot fly.
"Leveraging several years of experience with HARM, Raytheon's HCSM will provide the Air Force with enhanced capability and accuracy, while simultaneously reducing collateral damage or risk of fratricide," said Chuck Pinney, HARM program director for Raytheon Missile Systems. "HCSM will fill a critical capability need for the warfighter."
Raytheon is scheduled to begin modification of existing HARMs early this year with delivery of HCSM units beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013. Raytheon has teamed with Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and others for the HCSM program.
The contract was awarded in Raytheon's fourth quarter of 2012.
Raytheon provides electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities.
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