Raytheon gets $230M missile interceptor order
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $230 million Pentagon contract to build 19 advanced missile interceptors.
The company says the order from the Missile Defense Agency is for two versions of its Standard Missile-3. The missiles will be built in the company's Tucson plant and deployed on U.S. and Japanese navy ships.
The upgraded Standard missiles are designed to shoot down short- or intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
Raytheon has delivered more than 135 SM-3 missiles.
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