SM-2 missile is deployed by the United States and eight allied navies. It provides high- and low-altitude target intercept and has been integrated with both Aegis and non-Aegis combat weapon systems. It has a range of 90-200 nautical miles, depending on the model.
"The U.S. Navy has committed to supporting SM-2 past 2035 and this contract award reflects our international partners' desire to maintain this key defensive asset in their inventories," said Michael Campisi, Raytheon Missile Systems' senior director for SM-2 and SM-6 production.
"The SM-2 production line is open for all our allies' requirements, and there will be full mission support available throughout the life cycle of this critical asset.
"SM-2 has been the primary surface-to-air fleet-air defense weapon of choice for decades. It's an extremely effective, relevant weapon that will continue to protect navies around the globe for many years to come."
Wisconsin business offering 'therapeutic cuddling' forced to close
Video of Victoria’s Secret models trying to 'twerk' hits Instagram