Saudi JSOW contract awarded to Raytheon

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Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
26 July 2015


The US Department of Defense announced on 24 July that it had awarded a USD180 million contract to Raytheon's Missile Systems division to produce 200 AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOWs) for Saudi Arabia.

The contract is expected to be completed in April 2018.

The JSOW is a 1,000 lb-class glide bomb with a range of up to 130 km when launched from high altitude.

The AGM-154C variant was developed for the US Navy and uses an infrared seeker for terminal guidance. It is designed to destroy hardened targets using a multi-stage warhead consisting of a large, 100 kg penetrating shaped-charge in front of a 145 kg conventional charge.
Saudi JSOW contract awarded to Raytheon - IHS Jane's 360