[Avionics Today 02-26-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $35 million contract to Raytheon to provide aircraft integration and technical support on an advanced bomb carriage and release system for its fleet of aircraft. According to Raytheon, the new system will allow the Air Force and Navy to perform more missions using less aircraft. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide engineering, investigation and analysis and testing, training material and software updates as well as associated hardware to support integration activities.
Raytheon Headquarters. Photo: Raytheon.
"[Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Unit] JMM BRU end users now have a next evolution system that can be integrated with more than 11 different platforms," said Todd Probert, vice president for the mission support and modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Our strength in engineering and design allowed us to offer the customer a system with improved combat turn-around time, enhanced system performance and improved warfighter readiness."