Japan might be interested in RAM Block 2

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In a notice for awarding a $66 million contract to Raytheon for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missiles, the Pentagon said the contract includes an option for foreign military sales to Japan.

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $66,593,457 firm-fixed-price contract on Dec. 31, 2015, for fiscal 2016 Navy Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack requirements.

The RAM guided missile weapon system is co-developed and co-produced under an international cooperative program between the U.S. and the Federal Republic of Germany.  RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms.

This contract is to procure material, fabricate parts, assemble and test, and deliver RAM Block 2 MK 44 Mod 4 guided missile round packs.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $142,825,203, and also includes an option for foreign military sales to Japan.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (49.1 percent); Ottobrunn, Germany (41.2 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (8.5 percent); and Andover, Massachusetts (1.2 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2018.  Fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $66,593,457 is being obligated at time of award, and no funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4), international agreement.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-5400).

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