Navy Contract Will Produce Missiles for Germany

The U.S. Navy is helping Germany arm its fleet with more than 400 anti-ship missile systems.

The Navy announced the March 29 $343,550,330 contract award to RAMSYS GmbH, Ottobrunn, Germany for the production of 445 Block 2 MK-44 Mod 4 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Round Pack (GMRP) All-Up-Rounds, according to a Defense Department contract award notice.

The RAM Guided Missile Weapon System is co-developed and co-produced under an International Cooperative Program between the United States and Federal Republic of Germany’s governments. RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms.

This contract will be funded 100 percent by the Federal Republic of Germany, according to the announcement.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Funding in the amount of $1,347,902 will be obligated at the time of the award.

The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., oversaw the contract, the result of an international agreement between the governments of the United States and Germany.

About 50 percent of the work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with help from facilities in Andover, Mass., and Rocket Center, West Virginia. The remainder of the work will be performed in Ottobrunn, Germany. The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2019.

12 Comments on "Navy Contract Will Produce Missiles for Germany"

  1. USS ENTERPRISE | March 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Reply

    Dang. I can see the future now, where people will come an comment to testify to the evils of the defense contractor. I, though, predictably, support this. I wonder what particular ship the Germans want to equip.

  2. America makes German missiles for Germany. Hitler must be rolling over in his grave LOL!!!!

  3. The contract is for rounds, not launchers.

  4. Its only to help US to keep their jobs, we dont really need this, especially for a 2019 timeframe. We are more worried about our gold reserves! I found LANCEs comment highly inappropiate and insulting and i guarantee, these comments could get you into huge trouble in Germany. ANY comment about Hitler or WW2 will let us rolleyes and increases your chance of being punched into your face. Americans dont want to get asked about blacks slavery, prohibition, killing indians, guantanamo bay, CampdenNJetc ALL of the time, do they?

  5. We "government "has lost their ever loving mind.What next?Give arms to North Korea ?

  6. Wow the stupid is in full force in this article. Of course most of it comes from "Restore Palestine" but then with a name like that we should expect so much…

  7. Stop all the nonsense about "protecting their families from the nazis". You do realize these people had a choice at the beggining right? They didn't make that choice and chose to be apart of a mass murdering system because things were going out "nicely". Who wouldn't want to put the blame on somebody else?

    Absolutely pathetic you German sympathizing idiots.

  8. USS ENTERPRISE | April 1, 2013 at 11:57 am | Reply

    Perhaps. But once again, it raises the question, how many missiles do they have, excluding this order? I am not trying to go against Germany, which is an ally and partner, but seriously, why some many missiles? I mean, its not exactly a country with millions of haters (NK, China, US, Iran, or rather, the Middle East).

  9. William Millard | April 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Reply

    RAM is not an Anti-Ship Missle. You can call it an Anti-Anti-Ship Missle.

  10. The US and Germany have been partners in defense technology and production for a very long time. This is just another example of the bond between the two countries.

  11. Make sure they're democrats…

  12. Frederic Mulika | April 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Reply

    Germany is NATO , A friend to United States there is no need to worry.

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