INDIANAPOLIS, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/—The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) an $18.9 million firm-fixed-price contract to produce LAU-115D/A and LAU-116B/A missile launchers.
The launchers 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 (AMRAAM) and AIM-9X Sidewinder—both of which are produced by Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz.
The launchers will be built at the Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC facility in Indianapolis, Ind. Work on this contract is expected to be completed in September 2012.