Raytheon awarded U.S. Navy missile launcher contract

  • 26-Apr-2010 12:12 EDT

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet is shown armed with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM).

The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Raytheon Co. an $18.9 million contract to produce LAU-115D/A and LAU-116B/A missile launchers, which are used on Navy F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. They provide the structural and electrical interfaces that allow the aircraft to carry and launch missiles such as the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile and AIM-9X Sidewinder. The launchers will be built at the Raytheon Technical Services facility in Indianapolis, IN. Work on this contract is expected to be completed in September 2012.

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