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Raytheon to provide Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb kits to Royal Saudi Air Force

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Raytheon

 
 
Raytheon to provide Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb kits to Royal Saudi Air Force
 
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $32,221,204 contract for Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb unit kits and a 10-year warranty for each kit. Contractor will provide 500 Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb units 49 and 50 kits (each kit includes an enhanced computer control group and an air foil group) and a 10-year warranty for each kit to be supplied to the Royal Saudi Air Force.
     
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $32,221,204 contract for Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb unit kits and a 10-year warranty for each kit. Contractor will provide 500 Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb units 49 and 50 kits (each kit includes an enhanced computer control group and an air foil group) and a 10-year warranty for each kit to be supplied to the Royal Saudi Air Force. Raytheon's Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb
     

Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by July 1, 2016. This contract involves foreign military sales.

Jointly manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, Paveway II is an aerial bomb designed to transform unguided bombs into precision-guided weapons using laser and
global-positioning guidance systems for tactical air-to-ground warfare missions.

Considered a derivative of the Mk 82 general-purpose bomb, the munition features a nose-mounted laser seeker and fins for enhanced guidance, and enables effective destruction of small, hardened targets, including main battle tanks and other armoured vehicles, with minimum collateral damage.

Additional features include detector optics for weight reduction, enhanced detector sensitivity and maximum canard deflection, reduced thermal battery delay after release, increased laser coding detector field of view (FOV), as well as folding wings for carriage.