Raytheon Secures $200M Air Force Contract for SDB II Weapon Life Cycle Support

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential five-year, $200M contract to perform life cycle support services for a new weapon designed to help military pilots engage moving targets in the battlefield.

Raytheon’s missile systems business will produce, integrate, sustain and test the Small Diameter Bomb II as well as support training, obsolescence analysis, logistics and software upgrade efforts, the Department of Defense said Monday.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will also involve research and analytical efforts intended to expand system performance and related to modeling, simulation, test hardware, aircraft integration and technical support.

Contract work will occur in Tucson, Ariz., through Sept. 30, 2024.

SDB II was able to hit maneuvering targets and function through a data link-based control system during the developmental test phase.

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