The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) intends to issue a sole-source contract to Raytheon for the procurement of the AGM-176 Griffin powered stand-off precision-guided munition (SOPGM) for employment aboard fixed-wing aircraft.
The pre-solicitation posted by the command on 9 March covers up to 800 missiles to be ordered on its behalf by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) across five ordering periods from calendar years (CY) 2018 through to the end of 2021. A further 640 missiles are expected to be procured in the same period for a total of 1,440, with a further potential 1,440 to be procured in the CY 2022 for a total of 2,880 missiles.
As noted by USSOCOM, the contract is expected to be awarded in July.
This latest notification follows a request for information (RFI) for a SOPGM that was issued by USSOCOM in February. In that original solicitation, the command said it was looking for a SOPGM to be carried aboard Air Force Special Operations Command.