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U.S. DoD awards contract to Raytheon Missile Systems for miniature aircraft interceptor self-defense missile


According to a piece of information published on July 21 by the U.S. DoD, Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $375,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a miniature self-defense missile (MSDM).

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U.S. DoD awards contract to Raytheon Missile Systems for miniature aircraft self defense missile

Miniature Self-Defense Munition size comparison (Illustration source: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory)


The contract provides for the research and development of a flight-test ready missile. The first task order is $93,380,234. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by October 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $26,712,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.