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Raytheon receives $55 mln TOW missiles contract


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FARNBOROUGH (BNS): Raytheon has received a $55 million contract to deliver TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless-Guided) 2A Radio Frequency missiles to the US government as part of a foreign military sale (FMS) to Saudi Arabia's National Guard.

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

The missiles include an RF transmitter added to its case and an RF receiver located inside it.

"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,” Shawn Ball, Raytheon's TOW international business development manager

The TOW missiles are said to be the most used precision heavy assault weapons. The missile is available on more than 10,000 airborne and ground platforms, in 40 countries around the world.

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