09:01 GMT08 July 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military awarded a contract worth nearly $130 million for the development of wireless TOW missiles, defense contractor Raytheon said in a press release.

    "Raytheon Company received a $129.9 million US Army contract for continued production of the tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wireless-guided TOW weapon system," the release said.

    The award represents a modification to Raytheon’s existing $320 million production contract for the popular anti-tank weapon, the release said.

    "TOW's precision and firepower give the US and allied ground troops a significant advantage on the battlefield. Worldwide demand for TOW continues to be strong, and we expect to produce and deliver it for many years to come," said Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president.

    READ MORE: Jordan to Acquire TOW Anti-Armor Missiles From US Contractor Raytheon

    The latest versions of the TOW weapon system gives warfighters the ability to destroy tanks and is capable of defeating all known armor systems, the release added.

    The weapon system is deployed with more than 20 international armed forces and is expected to remain in service through 2050, according to the release.


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