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Raytheon gets new contracts from U.S. Army, Australian Navy

Staff writer ▼ | December 23, 2013
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $15 million contract modification for the procurement of 216 Excalibur Ib rounds.
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RaytheonThe U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $15 million contract modification for the procurement of 216 Excalibur Ib rounds.


Excalibur is a 155mm precision-guided, extended-range projectile that uses GPS guidance to provide accurate, first-round effects capability in any environment. By using Excalibur's level of precision, there is a major reduction in the time, cost and logistical burden associated with using other artillery munitions.

Analyses have shown it can take 10 to 50 conventional munitions to accomplish what one Excalibur can. Excalibur is a cooperative program between Raytheon and BAE Systems Bofors AB.

Raytheon is also funding a program to augment its combat-proven 155mm GPS-guided projectile with a laser spot tracker seeker, giving the weapon a dual-mode capability. The company is planning a live-fire demonstration of the "Excalibur-S" early next year.

Raytheon has also been awarded a $42,589,944 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar spares for the Royal Australian Navy.

This contract is a sole source acquisition. Location of performance is Rhode Island with a February 2017 performance completion date. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 foreign military sales funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa.


 

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