Army modifies contract with Raytheon for additional TOW weapon systems

PARIS. U.S. Army officials modified an existing contract to continue production of Raytheon's tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided TOW weapon system. The original contract is worth $320 million.

The TOW weapon system — with the multimission TOW 2A , TOW 2B and TOW Bunker Buster missiles — is a long-range precision, heavy anti-tank and assault weapon system. Raytheon has delivered more than 690,000 TOW missiles to the Army, U.S. Marine Corps and allied militaries. The system will be in service with the U.S. military through 2050.

Raytheon's TOW weapon system has transitioned to wireless guidance and is being produced for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and all international customers, officials say.