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Defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded a $156 million contract to provide the Missile Defense Agency — a research, development, and acquisition agency that operates under Department of Defense — with Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missiles. Work on the contract will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and Huntsville, Ala., through September 2016.

The Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missile is capable of destroying short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space. Over 155 SM-3s have been delivered to the United States and Japan thus far.

Work on the contract will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and Huntsville, Ala., through September 2016.

Read more: http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2499

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