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US Air Force Awards Raytheon $345M Contract for StormBreaker Glide Bombs

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US Air Force Awards Raytheon $345M Contract for StormBreaker Glide Bombs

RTX business Raytheon has secured a $345 million U.S. Air Force contract to produce over 1,500 StormBreaker glide bombs.

Paul Ferraro, president of air power at Raytheon and a past Potomac Officers Club speaker, said the contract will allow Raytheon to evolve StormBreaker’s production to meet warfighters’ needs. Ferraro stated that the glide bomb was fielded on two platforms and is being tested on others.

The StormBreaker is a winged munition that autonomously detects and classifies moving targets regardless of weather and battlefield conditions. It uses millimeter-wave radar to detect and track targets, infrared imaging to enhance target discrimination and semi-active lasers to track airborne or ground-based laser designators.

The weapon, fielded on the F-15E Strike Eagle and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, completed 28 test drops in 2023, RTX said Wednesday.

The award is one of several contracts RTX and its businesses won in recent months.

In mid-December, Raytheon secured an $80 million U.S. Navy contract to develop an advanced electronic warfare prototype system for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. According to RTX, the prototype system will improve the Super Hornet’s ability to survive advanced threats.

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