The U.S. Navy awarded a contract modification worth more than $7 million to the Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson to supply RAM guided missile weapon system for the German Navy.
The modification award from U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command enables the company to procurements of Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2/2A components.
The RAM Guided Missile Weapon System is co-developed and co-produced under an International Cooperative Program between the government of the U.S. and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
According to Raytheon, the RAM guided missile weapon system is the world’s most modern ship self-defense weapon and is designed to provide exceptional protection for ships of all sizes. It’s currently deployed on more than 165 ships in 11 countries, ranging from 500-ton fast attack craft to 95,000-ton aircraft carriers.
The RAM system is designed to destroy anti-ship missiles. Requiring no additional direction upon launch, its passive radio frequency and infrared guidance design provide high firepower to engage multiple threats simultaneously.