Raytheon awarded $199.59M Navy contract for MK 15 CIWS
Raytheon has been awarded a $199.59M firm-fixed-price contract for MK 15 close-in weapon system, or CIWS, upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $367.2M. Work is expected to be completed by October 2023. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom under the foreign military sales, or FMS, program. FY19 operations and maintenance; FY19 other procurement; FY19 shipbuilding and conversion; FMS Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; FMS United Kingdom and FY19 weapons procurement funding in the amount of $199.59M will be obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $59.96M will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304. Raytheon is the only source that can provide the MK 15 CIWS to fulfill Navy, Army, Coast Guard and FMS requirements without unacceptable delays and substantial duplication of costs that cannot be recovered through competition. The Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.