Friday, August 7, 2020

U.S. aerospace giant secures $1,9 billion contract for SLAM-ER missiles for Saudi Arabia

Recommended

U.S. Air Force partners Hermeus to develop hypersonic military aircraft

On Thursday, aerospace company Hermeus has announced that it partnered with the U.S. Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to work...

U.S. Air Force will increase flying operations over East Anglia

The 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations over East Anglia and the surrounding areas Aug. 11-13, according to a recent service press release. During...

U.S. Navy new Expeditionary Fast Transport ship completes acceptance trials

Austal USA shipyard announced that the future USNS Newport, the 12th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship built for the U.S. Navy has successfully completed...

Lockheed Martin receives $182 million for MH-60R Sea Hawk sonars

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. was awarded a contract modification from the Naval Air Systems Command for Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS). The...

U.S. Air Force F-16 flew its first-ever operational flight carrying new Legion Pod

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft flew its first-ever operational flight carrying a new multi-function sensor system, according to Eglin Air...

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. has secured a $1,9 billion Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for Saudi Arabia.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced a contract to provide non-recurring engineering associated with the SLAM-ER obsolescence redesign effort as well as the production and delivery of 650 SLAM-ER missiles in support of the government of Saudi Arabia.

In a statement Wednesday, the DoD said that work is expected to be complete by December 2028.


- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

SLAM-ER, a derivative of Harpoon, is an air-dropped surgical strike weapon against high-value land targets or ships at sea or in port. A highly accurate man-in-the-loop cruise missile, SLAM-ER can be launched from a range of more than 150 nautical miles and is reprogrammable in flight, according to Boeing.

Boeing last delivered the SLAM-ER weapon system in 2008. In October 2019, Boeing began construction on a new 35,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility to support increased production for the Harpoon and SLAM-ER programs. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

Recommended

U.S. Air Force partners Hermeus to develop hypersonic military aircraft

On Thursday, aerospace company Hermeus has announced that it partnered with the U.S. Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to work...

U.S. Air Force will increase flying operations over East Anglia

The 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations over East Anglia and the surrounding areas Aug. 11-13, according to a recent service press release. During...

U.S. Navy new Expeditionary Fast Transport ship completes acceptance trials

Austal USA shipyard announced that the future USNS Newport, the 12th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship built for the U.S. Navy has successfully completed...

Lockheed Martin receives $182 million for MH-60R Sea Hawk sonars

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. was awarded a contract modification from the Naval Air Systems Command for Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS). The...

U.S. Air Force F-16 flew its first-ever operational flight carrying new Legion Pod

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft flew its first-ever operational flight carrying a new multi-function sensor system, according to Eglin Air...

TRENDING NOW

Related News

A fleet of modern drones visited flight deck of new British aircraft carrier

A fleet of modern autonomous and unmanned systems visited the flight deck os the Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the HMS Prince of Wales. HMS...

China tested reportedly tested its copy of the US’s Hellfire missile

China has conducted a new test of its copy of the U.S.-made Hellfire air-to-surface missile on a Z-10 attack helicopter at an undisclosed location. Chinese...

U.S. Army prepares for nerve agent attacks

U.S Army is well prepared for any potential threats related to the use of nerve agents. Nerve agents are the most toxic of the known...

South Korea unveils new fighter jet radar designed for air dominance

A prototype of the Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) radar locally developed in South Korea for the country’s upcoming future fighter jet was unveiled...