DOD dials up SM-6 max annual production capacity target to 300 guided missiles by 2028

By Jason Sherman / April 7, 2023 at 12:37 PM
The Navy's fiscal year 2024 budget seeks funding to raise annual production capacity of the Standard Missile-6 to 300 by 2028, a 50% increase above the goal to reach 200 per year by 2026 as demand for the weapon -- which packs both offensive and defensive punch -- grows. This is the latest upward recalibration by the Defense Department for the SM-6 that began a decade ago when Navy brass determined the original acquisition objective for the guided missile needed...

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