Raytheon has been awarded a $119 million Navy contract to integrate a new multi-mode seeker in the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.
The new seeker is designed to track moving maritime targets. The project was fast-tracked under the Rapid Deployment Capability program. Raytheon is scheduled to deliver the enhancement by 2022.
“Tomahawk’s new multi-mode seeker will add even more capability to this already advanced missile,” said Dave Adams, Raytheon’s Tomahawk program director, in a news release. “Tomahawk is second to none in destroying stationary land targets, and soon the weapon will defeat moving maritime targets. Enemy vessels at sea will not elude Tomahawk.”
Raytheon is already modernizing Tomahawk’s radio suite and software under a separate Navy contract.