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Raytheon Books $320M Air Force Contract for Lot 9 StormBreaker Networked Weapon Production

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) will manufacture lot nine glide bombs equipped with multimode seeker technology for the U.S. Air Force under a $320.3 million contract.

The company’s missiles and defense business will produce 1,500 units of the StormBreaker, a networked weapon designed to locate and engage fixed or moving targets, Raytheon said Thursday.

A Department of Defense announcement indicates the production award covers assembled weapons and containers for the GBU-53/B weapon.

DOD said that contract funds will come from USAF’s and the U.S. Navy’s fiscal 2023 procurement accounts.

Work will occur in Tucson, Arizona, through June 30, 2027.

The Air Force declared StormBreaker initial operating capability on the F-15E Strike Eagle last year. Raytheon said the program’s integration road map includes equipping the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet and other military aircraft platforms with the weapon.

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