Raytheon to continue modernizing the Tomahawk cruise missile system
- August 30, 2019
Raytheon has received a $349 million contract to complete the modernizing the Tomahawk cruise missile system as part of the U.S. Navy’s rapid deployment capability efforts.
Work under the contract will be completed in February 2023.
Tomahawk is equipped with a GPS technology and designed to be launched from ships or submarines. Raytheon and the Navy are working on updating the missile to include modern communications systems and other features intended to help the service branch strike moving targets at sea.
The Tomahawk missile can be launched from a ship or submarine and can fly into heavily defended airspace more than 1,000 miles away to conduct precise strikes on high-value targets with minimal collateral damage. Launching the weapon from such a long distance helps to keep sailors out of harm’s way.