Raytheon has won a $30 million contract to manufacture 20 turrets for the US Marine Corps’ LAV-25 light armored vehicle.
The estimated completion date of work is on February, 28, 2019, the company announced Wednesday.
The LAV-25 vehicles are equipped with a M242 Bushmaster 25 mm cannon, two M240 7.62 mm machine guns, and two 4-barrel smoke grenade launchers located on the forward left and right sides of the turret, according to published reports.
The LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle combines speed, maneuverability and firepower to perform a variety of functions for the U.S. Marine Corps, including security, command and control, reconnaissance and assault. The vehicle is able to operate on land and in water, carry communications equipment and provide a weapons platform.