Raytheon gets contract from USAF for Griffin missiles

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    Raytheon gets contract from USAF for Griffin missiles


    Raytheon Co.- Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $85,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Griffin missiles and support. Contractor will provide Griffin A and B Block II/III missiles, including test and support equipment with engineering support. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $27,645,682 are being obligated for the first task order (0001) at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8656-16-D-0072).

    http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/642983

    Missile Description:

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    The Griffin® missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon that has a proven track record for successful rapid integration on land, sea and air platforms.

    It is available in four variants: Griffin A is an aft-eject missile, Griffin B is a forward-firing missile, Griffin C has dual-mode guidance and in-flight retargeting, and Griffin C-ER is an extended range missile

    GRIFFIN A

    • An aft-eject missile from a common launch tube
    • Deployed from platforms like the C-130 aircraft
    • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 33 pounds and has a low collateral damage 13-pound warhead
    • Production began in 2008

    GRIFFIN B

    • A forward-firing missile that uses a composite launch tube
    • Launches from rotary-and fixed-wing aircraft, ground-launch applications and maritime platforms
    • Operational on the U.S. Navy’s Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal ships
    • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 33 pounds and has a low collateral damage 13-pound warhead
    • Production began in 2010

    GRIFFIN C

    • Increased capabilities include:
    • Dual-mode semi-active laser/uncooled imaging infrared seeker (SAL/IIR)
    • Data link that enables in-flight retargeting
    • Angled or vertical launch for 360 degree coverage
    GRIFFIN C-ER

    • Griffin C missile with extended range motor that nearly triples the flight distance
    • Developmental flight testing completed in 2014
    http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/griffin/
     
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