Raytheon nabs $8M contract to developer smarter bullets
- By Mark Hoover
- Jan 17, 2017
Raytheon has won a $8 million contract to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Multi Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System (MAD-FIRES) program.
The goal of the MAD-FIRES program is to design and develop technologies associated with a medium-caliber guided projectile that would combine the guidance, precision and accuracy generally afforded by missiles with the speed, rapid-fire capability and large ammunition capacity afforded by bullets, DARPA said on its website.
Under the contract, Raytheon will focus on projectile development and performance, the Defense Department said in a release.
Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., Chelmsford, Mass., and McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2018.
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