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Raytheon Wins Canadian Laser Bomb Contracts

Photonics.com
Nov 2002
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 11 -- Raytheon Co. has been awarded two contracts worth a total of $17 million for Paveway II laser-guided bomb (LGB) components by the Canadian Dept. of National Defence (Public Works and Government Services).

Raytheon was awarded an $11.7 million contract on Oct. 29 to manufacture and deliver more than 1,000 Paveway II laser-guided bomb computer control groups (CCG), field test equipment and load-crew training units for the Canadian National Defence Forces. Another competitive contract was awarded to Raytheon in June for $4.9 million for the corresponding Paveway II airfoil groups.

The Paveway II LGB system features an onboard guidance system, the CCG, which detects and guides the unit to a target illuminated by an external laser source. The CCG samples the reflected laser energy from the target and corrects its trajectory as it glides, terminating at the target. The airfoil group contains a rear wing assembly that provides aerodynamic stability during flight.

Raytheon first delivered Paveway Laser Guided Bomb kits to Canada in the mid-1990s.

Primary work on these contracts will be performed at Raytheon facilities in Tucson; Sherman, Texas; and Andover, Mass.

For more information, visit: www.raytheon.com



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