Raytheon to build anti-tank turrets for Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle

Vetronics experts at Raytheon are building 22 new anti-tank turrets for special variants of the U.S. Marine Corps General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., announced a $32.7 million contract modification to the Raytheon Co.

Jan 20th, 2016

Vetronics experts at Raytheon are building 22 new anti-tank turrets for special variants of the U.S. Marine Corps General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., announced a $32.7 million contract modification to the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to build the new anti-tank turrets, which enable Marine Corps LAV crews to fire the Raytheon tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) anti-armor missile. Raytheon will provide the LAV anti-tank version (LAV-AT) with an improved thermal sight and advanced fire-control system to enable the combat vehicle to acquire targets while on the move, fire current and next-generation heavy anti-armor missiles, and provide multi-shot capability. These improvements are expected to improve the reliability, availability, maintainability, supportability, and mission effectiveness of the LAV-AT. The $32.6 million contract modification is an addition to Raytheon's original $19.7 million contract, awarded in April 2012, for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the LAV-AT Modernization Program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Raytheon Missile Systems online at www.raytheon.com, and Army Contracting Command-Warren at http://contracting.tacom.army.mil.

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