LONDON — Raytheon UK has secured an order to top up Royal Air Force stocks of Paveway IV precision-guided bombs, the Ministry of Defence announced Dec 3.
In a second success, the U.K. arm of Raytheon also revealed today it has won a launch order from the British for a new GPS anti-jam system for land vehicles.
The 25 million pound ($40 million) bomb deal brings Paveway IV purchases this year to around 1,600 at a cost of more than 100 million pounds as the RAF replenishes stocks run down principally during the 2011 campaign in Libya.
The precision-guided bomb is currently fitted to British Tornado strike aircraft and is slated to eventually be integrated with Typhoon and F-35 combat jets.
The MoD said in a statement the deal would secure hundreds of jobs at Raytheon UK and its suppliers.
Raytheon’s anti-jam deal sees the British acquiring a new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for multiple vehicle platforms to meet an urgent operational requirement. The U.K. operation has previously delivered more than 7,000 anti-jam units to the British and U.S. air and naval forces.
The number of systems and the cost of the new land systems order have not been revealed. Delivery will be completed within six months.