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The Pentagon risks violating the contract for the production of modernized sea-based anti-aircraft missiles

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The Pentagon risks violating a contract with several allied countries for the production of modernized sea-based anti-aircraft missiles, if the cost cut, initiated by the House of Representatives the day before, affects the bill on defense spending this year. This is stated by representatives of the US Navy.

This is a contract for the production and supply of an upgraded version of the RIM-7P ship-to-air missile, jointly developed and purchased by the United States, a consortium of 10 NATO countries, and Australia. The agreement was concluded with the American military-industrial company Raytheon as part of the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile program.

According to the US President's draft budget for fiscal 2022, the Navy was to receive $ 248 million for the aforementioned weapons system. However, the House Appropriations Committee recommended that the program be cut by about 118 million.

In a document released by the US Navy, it is indicated that the proposed cuts could lead to delays in RIM-7P shipments, planned for 2022, and will affect all parties to the contract.

In addition, if funding for the program is reduced by 118 million, then the Navy will not be able to purchase even the minimum required number of missiles. In this regard, the Pentagon may even have to renegotiate the terms of the agreement with Raytheon.

As for the RIM-7P ESSM anti-aircraft missiles, they are an improved version of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, which received an increased range, and an automatic guidance system that communicates with the on-board computer via a data link.

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  1. Bear
    Bear 4 December 2021 12: 26
    +6
    Any news about the delay, let alone the failure of the contract, to modernize the weapons of a potential enemy is definitely good!
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 4 December 2021 12: 27
    0
    The Pentagon risks violating the contract for the production of modernized sea-based anti-aircraft missiles
    Apparently the Pentagon does not feel any aviation threat to its fleet.
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 4 December 2021 12: 37
      +2
      Quote: Observer2014
      Apparently the Pentagon does not feel any aviation threat to its fleet.

      Rather, it does not imply the operation of its fleet where this danger can be felt.
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 4 December 2021 13: 16
        +1
        Rather, it does not imply the operation of its fleet where this danger can be felt.
        Finally!yes good
        Yes . bully
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 4 December 2021 12: 33
    0
    In order for the Yankees to start saving on armaments, it is necessary to try hard to inflate the price of their products.
    However, everything is just like everywhere else.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 4 December 2021 13: 42
      -1
      Duc, a debt of almost 30 trillion green cut paper, somehow does not have much to spend money, even on weapons. This is ce la vie. wassat
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 December 2021 15: 39
        0
        They will forgive everyone their debt, and even try to import it outside ...
        However, they have more problems than just debt.
  4. paul3390
    paul3390 4 December 2021 12: 41
    +2
    I thought such rotary launchers were out of fashion for a long time .. what Who is fighting in a single-breasted one? belay
    1. Omskgasmyas
      Omskgasmyas 4 December 2021 13: 19
      0
      These Sea Sparrow missiles are used on older types of US and NATO ships, as well as on aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships of the USMC.
    2. Alex777
      Alex777 4 December 2021 21: 54
      0
      The author is misleading us.
      As for the RIM-7P ESSM anti-aircraft missiles, they are an improved version of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow.

      The RIM-7P is the last modification of the Sea Sparrow (1991).
      And ESSM is RIM-162.
      Range increased from 19 km for the RIM-7P to 50 km for the ESSM. hi
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 4 December 2021 12: 47
    +2
    The Pentagon didn't have enough money for weapons? Anecdotal situation. With such a public debt, do they care how much they print?
  6. Pavel57
    Pavel57 4 December 2021 12: 49
    +1
    Interesting short-range system. Already has a distant relationship to Sparrow.
  7. Pavel57
    Pavel57 4 December 2021 12: 50
    0
    Quote: rocket757
    In order for the Yankees to start saving on armaments, it is necessary to try hard to inflate the price of their products.
    However, everything is just like everywhere else.

    Budget deficit in the context of the financial crisis. And this is just the beginning.
  8. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 4 December 2021 14: 36
    0
    The guys are used to living "wide" without thinking about expenses. Now you have to moderate your appetites, which is good news)))
    1. Dali
      Dali 4 December 2021 21: 36
      -1
      Quote: TermNachTER
      which is good news)))

      I agree!
      However, it has already been said here
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The Pentagon didn't have enough money for weapons? Anecdotal situation. With such a public debt, do they care how much they print?

      There is some other reason I am, for example, someone did not get a piece of the pie.
  9. Charik
    Charik 5 December 2021 02: 05
    0
    Yes, from the V-V aim7 rocket of the last century, they were pre-modernized to an air defense system on a mini-aircraft carrier, I wonder if this launcher reloads on a campaign or 8 pieces will shoot and that's it?
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 7 December 2021 12: 21
    0
    Does the video show the capabilities of the new rocket? Did you hit the sea at a distance of 3-5 km?