Raytheon receives international contract for Paveway II guided munitions

TUCSON, Ariz., 29 Nov. 2012. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a $422 million contract for its 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.

Newer versions of Paveway include global positioning system/inertial navigation system guidance capabilities, which combine the precision and flexibility of laser-guided weapons with the all-weather capability of GPS guidance.

The addition of the GPS/INS system to the PavewayII weapon provides increased delivery accuracy, better in-flight wind corrections, increased low-level performance and expanded delivery envelopes. Specifically, GPS guidance can be used for all-weather attacks of known targets and laser guidance provides an option for improved accuracy, man-in-the-loop, moving targets and targets of opportunity when GPS is denied.

Raytheon’s GPS-aided inertial navigation system extends weapon steering ability by providing autonomous midcourse and terminal modes of guidance. The option for on-demand laser guidance allows the weapon to correct for up to 5,000 feet of target location error.

Paveway has been used 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.


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Wire News provided by   

social activity

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors

View the 2014 Buyer's Guide Now!


Mil & Aero Magazine

October 2014
Volume 25, Issue 10
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE