Raytheon wins $55 million contract to deliver TOW missiles to Saudi Arabia

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

FARNBOROUGH, England, 19 July 2010. Raytheon Company won a $55 million contract to deliver Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless-Guided (TOW) 2A Radio Frequency missiles to the U.S. government as part of a foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia's National Guard.

"TOW RF missiles are tremendous weapons because of their high mobility, rapid response, and close-fire support capabilities," says Jim Riley, Raytheon's vice president of Land Combat. "This missile can give soldiers at the lowest tactical echelon immediate, precision firepower."

TOW RF missiles include an RF transmitter added to the missile case and an RF receiver located inside the missile. Since no launcher modifications were required for the transition to wireless, this growth in capability is transparent to TOW customers.


"On today's battlefield, potential targets are hiding in caves, behind boulders or in the mountains," says Shawn Ball, Raytheon's TOW international business development manager. "TOW RF missiles are more than capable of taking out these kinds of targets. The RF link enhances operations in urban environments by providing greater reliability and precision performance."

Available on more than 10,000 airborne and ground platforms, the missiles are used by 40 countries in combat operations around the world.




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