WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Raytheon has received a $53 million contract modification for foreign military sales involving Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
The modification, awarded by the U.S. Army, provides additional funding for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided missiles. Work will be performed at the company's facilities in Tucson, Ariz., and Farmington, N.M.
Tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided missiles, also known as TOW missiles, are heavy assault weapons used by warfighters to engage armored targets. The system is operated by over 40 armed forces around the world.
The U.S. Army integrates the weapon with several armored vehicles including the Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
Work is expected to be complete by October 2017. The Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.