Navy Contract Puts Production of Missile Strike Launchers in US for First Time

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
17.08.2016

The missile launchers will be made at a factory in the US state of Kentucky.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Naval Strike Missile (NSM), which can destroy enemy ships more than 100 miles away, will be manufactured for the first time in the United States under a contract award from the US Navy, the defense contractor Raytheon announced in a press release on Wednesday.

“This contract will enable us to add jobs while providing our Norwegian teammates with world-class launchers,” Raytheon Missile Systems President Taylor Lawrence said in the release.

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