DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Raytheon For Turrets Related To Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 14, 2016: Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $13,366,719 modification (P00041) to contract W56HZV-12-C-0046 for nine turrets for the Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle anti-tank variant.
Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $13,366,719 were obligated at the time of the award.
Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
The TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles can be fired from all TOW launchers – including the Improved Target Acquisition Systems (ITAS), Stryker anti-tank guided missile vehicle (modified ITAS) and Bradley Fighting Vehicles (Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem).
With its extended range performance, the TOW Weapon System is the long-range precision, heavy anti-tank and assault weapon system of choice for the U.S. Army Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-tank platforms. The TOW weapon system will be in service with the U.S. military beyond 2050.
The weapon system is deployed with more than 40 international armed forces and integrated on more than 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms. TOW is also the preferred heavy assault anti-armor weapon system for NATO, coalition, United Nations and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
*Source: K. V. Seth - DTN News + U.S. DoD issued No. CR-009-16 January 14, 2016
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