|By PR Newswire||
|September 11, 2013 02:00 AM EDT||
LONDON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon in Glenrothes has been awarded a £7M contract to provide further GPS assisted inertial navigation (GAINS) units as part of a significant international order for the Enhanced Paveway™ II weapon system.
Raytheon in Glenrothes is a technology leader in the design and manufacture of power supplies, which are an integral part of the GAINS units. Since the beginning of the programme, more than 8,000 GAINS units have been manufactured.
In addition to the order for the Enhanced Paveway™ II systems, Raytheon Glenrothes is under contract to produce the guidance electronics assemblies for the new Excalibur Ib artillery system which have to be capable of withstanding enormous G-forces when the shell leaves the barrel.
About Raytheon UK
Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Uxbridge, Waddington and Broughton.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
Note to Editors
Paveway™ is a registered Community Trademark in the European Union.