Raytheon Awarded $375 Million AFRL Contract for Miniature Self-Defense Missile

Raytheon has been awarded a $375 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for a Miniature Self Defense Missile (MSDM).

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract provides for the research and development of a flight-test ready missile. The first task order is worth $93.38 million.

This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. AFRL at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8651-20-D-0001).

The contract work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by October 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $26,712,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

The MSDM will support miniaturized weapon capabilities for air superiority by enabling close-in platform self-defense and penetration into contested A2AD environment with little to no impact to payload capacity.