Navy Awards Raytheon Contract for More Tomahawk Production

by: Matthew Potter
April 3, 2009

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The U.S. Navy gave Raytheon a contract worth over $200 million for 207 new Tomahawk Block IV missiles. AzStarBiz reports that a good portion of the work will be carried out in Tucson. The award is a further option to an existing contract that Raytheon has had for several years. The Tomahawk can be launched from either surface ships or submarines and carry out precision strikes on ground targets. The missile is also used by the Royal Navy. The Tomahawk was used heavily in the first Gulf War but due to the proliferation of other precision strike systems launched by aircraft such as the GPS guided JDAM.

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