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Raytheon Awarded US Navy Missile Launcher Contract Valued up to $83 M

  • Launchers carry AMRAAM, Sparrow, Sidewinder missiles
Indianapolis - The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract valued up to $83 million to produce LAU-116B/A missile launchers. The contract includes a $7.3 million firm-fixed-price delivery order for production through December 2013 and includes two one-year options.

The launchers are used on Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. They provide the structural and electrical interfaces that enable the aircraft to carry and launch missiles such as the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), the AIM-7 Sparrow and the AIM-9X Sidewinder. The launchers will be built at the Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) facility in Indianapolis.
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"These missile launchers are an important part of America's military arsenal," said RTSC Customized Engineering and Depot Support Vice President Wayne Iurillo. "They are reliable and cost-effective, and we take pride in meeting the Navy's needs for this and other vital equipment on time and on budget."

Source : Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)

Published on ASDNews: Oct 25, 2011

 

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