Australian order nets Raytheon $32.4 million

Raytheon has today been awarded a $32.4 million US Navy Foreign Military Sales contract from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Raytheon has today been awarded a $32.4 million U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales contract from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will develop five Combat Control System (CCS) Mk 2 weapons control systems for the Australian Navy’s Collins-class diesel submarines; an integrated test and training facility; and land-based development systems.

This award is said to represent the first deployment of Raytheon’s submarine combat control system on an international submarine platform.

Engineering development, test, integration, and production of systems software and hardware for Collins CCS Mk 2 will be performed at Raytheon’s Portsmouth, Rhode Island facility.

Under a separate direct contract, presently under negotiation with the Commonwealth of Australia, Raytheon Australia will design, develop and produce hardware and software to support the installation and systems integration of CCS Mk 2 onboard Collins-class submarines.

CCS Mk 2 is the US Navy’s combat control system, recently designated the baseline system for the entire US submarine force. CCS Mk 2 integrates sensors, combat control, and weapons launch capabilities for submarine payloads, including Tomahawk, Tactical Tomahawk, and Harpoon missiles, as well as Mk 48 Advanced Capability torpedoes.

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