Pentagon Awards TOW Missiles Contract For Saudi Arabia, Lebanon

Raytheon has received almost $32 million worth contract modification for foreign military sales involving Saudi Arabia and Lebanon for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles.

“Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $31,485,233 modification (P00066) to domestic and foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon) contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles,” the US Department of defense announced Friday.

The modification work awarded by the US Army will be performed at the company’s facilities in Tucson, Arizona; and Farmington, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.

Tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided missiles, also known as TOW missiles, are ground-launched heavy anti-armour missiles. The precision weapon system enables ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armoured and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions. The system is operated by over 40 armed forces around the world.

The US Army integrates the weapon with several armored vehicles including the Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.