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U.S. AIR FORCE ORDERS 469 LASER MAVERICK MISSILES
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Source: US Air Force -- Senior Airman Stan Parker


Source: US Air Force -- Senior Airman Stan Parker


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TUCSON, Az. -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $47.9 million contract for 469 Laser Maverick units. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount $43.8 million are being obligated at the time of award. AFLCMC/EBHK is the contracting activity, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah (FA8213-19-F-1006).

The AGM-65 Maverick is a precision-attack missile for the air, naval and marine forces.

According to Raytheon, the laser-guided Maverick includes the following enhancements:

-- Digital laser seeker -- New software that reduces the risk of collateral damage and is upgradable based on customer needs -- Ability to precisely engage land and sea-based high speed moving targets -- Advanced flight algorithms to boost performance in a variety of operational situations

-- Proven compatibility with existing F/A-18, AV-8B, F-16 & A-10C operational flight program integration

-- Self, buddy and ground-based lasing capability for all platforms

Source:  U.S. DoD
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