Nov. 28, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a
contract for its combat-proven Paveway™ II family of precision-guided munitions. The company was awarded the direct commercial sale from an international customer. Paveway™ is a Raytheon-designed kit that transforms "dumb" bombs into precision-guided munitions.
"Paveway™ has revolutionized tactical air-to-ground warfare by providing the warfighter unparalleled accuracy and standoff capability, proving itself in every major conflict in which it has been used," said Dr.
Taylor W. Lawrence
, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "This contract further demonstrates Raytheon's long-standing commitment to its international customers."
Raytheon continues to evolve Paveway™ to meet the needs of the U.S. armed forces as well as allied nations. Newer versions of Paveway™ include Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System guidance capabilities, which combine the precision and flexibility of traditional laser-guided weapons with the all-weather capability of GPS guidance, resulting in a weapon that decreases the required sortie count and weapon inventory while simultaneously increasing the mission success rate.
The Paveway™ family of laser-guided and GPS and laser-guided bombs has revolutionized tactical air-to-ground warfare by converting "dumb" bombs into precision-guided munitions. Bombs equipped with Paveway™ kits have been put to the test and proved themselves, time and again, as the weapon of choice by 43 customers. Paveway™ laser-guided bomb kits comprised more than half the air-to-ground precision-guided weapons used in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Unified Protector.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of
and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in
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Paveway™ is a registered Community Trade Mark in the European Community.