Raytheon was awarded a $110 million contract for Paveway precision-guided bombs, including foreign military sales to the Philippines and other states, a U.S. Department of Defense release said.
The “total-package approach, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Paveway Family of Weapons” includes “studies, production, certification, integration, and sustainment,” the Thursday, August 9 release said.
The contract involves foreign military sales to the Philippines and “countries with active cases to acquire Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway Family of Weapons,” the release added.
Work is expected to be completed February 9, 2029.
In April, the U.S. approved the sale to Slovakia of Paveway bombs, part of a proposed $2.91 billion sale of 14 F-16V fighter jets.
Development of the Paveway series of laser-guided bombs began in the 1960s and the weapon system has seen combat use since prototypes were tested in the Vietnam war.
Paveway guidance kits can be fitted to a wide range of bombs, from 250 lb. to 2,000 lb., and the bombs can be carried by numerous aircraft.