Raytheon has received almost $32 million worth contract modification for foreign military sales involving Saudi Arabia and Lebanon for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles.
“Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $31,485,233 modification (P00066) to domestic and foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon) contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles,” the US Department of defense announced Friday.
The modification work awarded by the US Army will be performed at the company's facilities in Tucson, Arizona; and Farmington, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.
Tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided missiles, also known as TOW missiles, are ground-launched heavy anti-armour missiles. The precision weapon system enables ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armoured and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions. The system is operated by over 40 armed forces around the world.
The US Army integrates the weapon with several armored vehicles including the Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
The US State Department has approved $27 million for the sale of 221 Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank missiles to the Bahrain. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Friday
A ballistic missile launched by the Yemini rebels towards the Muslim holy city of Mecca has been intercepted by the Saudi-led coalition's air defence system. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported today that the missile launch was a desperate attempt to disrupt this year's Haj pilgrimage
Iran has equipped its M60 tanks with jamming system to improve performance of TOW and other anti-tank guided missiles. "We have mounted fire-control and jamming systems on M60 tanks to be able to divert TOW and other anti-armored missiles," Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of TOW 2B (BGM-71F-Series) missiles, made by Raytheon, for an estimated cost of $670 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today
Lebanon will receive 100 HOT missiles, a simulator, training equipment and large quantities of spare parts and tools from France. The Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly met with Lebanese Defense Minister Yacoub Sarraf on March 8 at her office
A group of senior Saudi officials including Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin were killed in an helicopter crash at the south western Asir region bordering Yemen. Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, Deputy Emir of the Asir region was accompanied with Deputy Emir Salim al-Jerwishi, Emirate General Secretary Saleh bin Abdullah al-Qadi, head of Asir's Regional Agriculture Department Fahd al-Fartish and Asir Regional Police Director Major Salih bin Suleiman al-Qarzai, according to Saudi state-run TV channel Monday
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