Raytheon receives $80.5 million from U.S. Navy for Joint Standoff Weapon

Raytheon Company said on Thursday that it was awarded a modification of $80.5 million to a firm-fixed-price contract to supply 200 full rate production Lot 10 AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapons.

JSOW jointly operate with several programs that support domestic and international war fighters. The weapons are air-to-ground, and use an integrated GPS navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker. They also give an opportunity for growth and threat adaptation for current and future customers.

The C-1 weapon will be an advanced anti-surface warfare solution on the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. The C-1 has a two-way Strike Common Weapon Datalink, which enables the weapon to strike a moving maritime target.

Associated support equipment and a characterization test are included in the contact.

The United States Navy and Air Force has used the AGM-154 JSOW. Since 1998, at least 400 JSOW have been used in Operation Desert Fox, Operation Southern Watch, NATO Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom

The contracted work is expected to finish in August 2016. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., but work will be completed in Dallas, Texas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Tucson, Ariz.; and McAlester, Okla.

Raytheon Company provides electronics, mission systems integration and mission support systems for defense to civil and security markets worldwide.