Raytheon will integrate the Naval Strike Missile into the US Marine Corps under a $47.6m deal.
The firm say that the deal also supports the 2018 National Defense Strategy and the Commandant of the Marine Corps modernisation efforts.
NSM is a long-range, precision strike missile that can detect and destroy heavily defended land and sea targets at long distances.
In 2018, the US Navy awarded Raytheon a contract to manufacture and deliver NSM as the Navy’s over-the-horizon weapon system for littoral combat ships and future frigates.
The Marine Corps’ selection of the Navy’s anti-ship missile, say the firm, enhances joint interoperability and reduces costs and logistical burdens.
“This fifth-generation missile adds another dimension for sea control operations and for protection from adversary warships,” said Kim Ernzen, vice president of Raytheon Air Warfare Systems.