LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Complex wiring harnesses for the U.S. military's TOW weapon system will continue to be produced by Ducommun Inc. through next year.
The company said continued work on the harnesses for the tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided weapon comes through a follow-on contract from Raytheon and is worth $3.7 million.
TOW is a long-range, anti-armor assault missile weapon system that can also be used against non-armor targets, such as reinforced fortifications. In addition to its use by U.S. forces, the TOW is in service with the militaries of more than countries.
Raytheon recently recognized Ducommun as its Supplier of the Year for the TOW program.
"We appreciate this important follow-on contract and are proud of the fact that we have been awarded this supplier distinction, acknowledging our employees' outstanding performance and commitment to the TOW program," said Anthony J. Reardon, chairmen, president and chief executive officer of Ducommun.
"It's our job to find the best manufacturing solutions so that, together, we can deliver a reliable, quality product."
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