Naval Weapons

USN primes industry for OTH-WS RfP

06 December 2016

Key Points

  • Draft RfP issue on 9 December 2016
  • NAVSEA intends to award one production contract for the Fiscal Year 2018-2024 OTH-WS offtake

After several months of delay, the US Navy (USN) is poised to move forward with a competition to acquire a new surface-to-surface guided weapon to equip its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and follow-on Fast Frigate (FF) classes.

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on 2 December announced it planned to release a draft Request for Proposals (RfP) for the so-called Over-the-Horizon - Weapon System (OTH-WS) on 9 December ahead of an industry day scheduled for 16 December.

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