Raytheon wins $2-million contract for laser-guided bomb kits

November 30, 2006, Tucson, AZ--Raytheon Missile Systems announced receipt of a $2 million contract for its Paveway II laser-guided bomb kits in a winner-take-all U.S. Air Force competition.

Raytheon will provide Paveway GBU-10 air foil groups, used with 2,000-pound Mk-84 warheads, under a contract with Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The award was based on several factors, especially low price.

Paveway II precision guided bomb kits convert "dumb" bombs into precision guided munitions. Air foil groups, mounted on the rear of bombs, stabilize the munitions as they fly. Seeker units, mounted on the front of bombs, offer laser guidance or in the case of Enhanced Paveway dual-mode laser-Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance for pinpoint accuracy in all weather conditions.

Raytheon's legacy of more than 35 years of laser-guided bomb development and manufacturing experience has seen more than 250,000 Paveway II precision guided weapons delivered to the United States and more than 35 allied nations for use on 25 different aircraft.

Raytheon also developed and produces the battle-proven Enhanced Paveway family of precision guided munitions that features a dual-mode GPS-laser guidance capability that can be used in all weather conditions against a variety of targets. Enhanced Paveway II is under contract for integration on the
Eurofighter aircraft and negotiations are under way for integration on the Joint Strike Fighter.

For more information, contact Raytheon.

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