Raytheon’s Harlow-based subsidiary Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) has been awarded a contract to support the integration and flight trials of a new bomb onto RAF aircraft.
Under the £8.5m contract, RSL will integrate the PavewayIV dual mode precision guided bomb onto the RAF Tornado GR4/4A. RSL is now under contract to integrate the Paveway IV on all UK strike platforms, including Harrier GR9/9A, F-35B Lightening II (the Joint Combat Aircraft), and Eurofighter Typhoon.
Integration on the Tornado GR4 is scheduled for completion in 2010. The program will focus on providing weapon system performance documentation, advice on the development of the aircraft stores management systems, and flight clearance of the weapon onto the aircraft.
In support of the flight trials and certification program, RSL will provide BAE Systems with the required trials hardware and weapon system simulators. Raytheon Missile Systems, in the US will supply the enhanced computer control group, telemetry sub-systems, instrumentation, test equipment and associated support.