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Program Executive Office (Cruise Missiles and Joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                       DATE: May 17, 1999

Tomahawk Recertification Contract Awarded

        Raytheon Systems Company, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded on May 14, a not-to-exceed $44,193,255 indefinite-quantity, fixed-price-delivery-order contract for Tomahawk recertifications and related support. These recertifications are being procured for the U. S. Navy (a minimum quantity of 100 and a maximum quantity of 300) and the United Kingdom (2) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

        Recertification is the scheduled, periodic maintenance required to ensure that the missile and its container are operational. The maintenance may include life-limited component service or replacement, preventative maintenance, and component and missile testing. The recertification interval for Tomahawk is 72 months.

        Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (80%), and Camden, Ark.(20%), and is expected to be completed by August 2000. The primary subcontractors to Raytheon Missile Systems Company for this effort are: Williams International (Walled Lake, Michigan and Ogden, Utah); Lockheed Martin (Akron, Ohio); Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); and Litton Guidance and Control Systems (Van Nuys, California).

        Contract funds in the amount of $43,486,163 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-99-D-1016).

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