Raytheon delivers U.S. Navy’s first Standard Missile-6 on time, budget
TUCSON, Ariz., 26 April 2011. Raytheon Company has delivered to the U.S. Navy the first Standard Missile-6 production round. SM-6 integrates legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements with modern, advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
"Five years ago, Raytheon promised the U.S. Navy that SM-6 would be delivered in March 2011, and we delivered on that promise," explains Frank Wyatt, vice president of Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Systems product line. "Raytheon delivered the SM-6 to our customer and met cost expectations for system development and demonstration. Now, the U.S. Navy has a missile that provides an umbrella of protection against the full spectrum of air threats.
"SM-6 is a remarkable missile because it combines the reliability of time-tested systems with all the latest advancements in missile technology," Wyatt continues. "This missile can use both active and semiactive modes, giving the warfighter an enhanced ability to reach remote targets."