TUCSON, Ariz. , April 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have signed a teaming agreement to pursue the U.S. Army-U.S. Navy Joint Air to Ground Missile program.
The JAGM program will produce a single missile solution for rotary and fixed wing platforms. With an expected in-service date of 2016, JAGM replaces the BGM-71 TOW, AGM-114 Hellfire and AGM-65 Maverick missiles. Raytheon will be the prime contractor on the team's bid.
The missile is being designed to defeat moving and stationary targets at extended ranges in all types of weather. When available, JAGM will be launched from a variety of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, including the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, AH-64D Apache Longbow, MH-60R Seahawk, AH-1Z Super Cobra, Extended-Range Multi-Purpose UAV, Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, and Warrior Unmanned Aircraft System.
"Raytheon and Boeing bring mature advanced seeker and missile technologies, as well as unmatched fixed and rotary wing integration expertise," said Ken Pedersen , Raytheon Missile Systems' vice president for Advanced Programs. "This will provide an affordable, high-performance systems solution to the JAGM requirement."
According to Boeing executives, the Raytheon-Boeing team brings something unique to the table.
"Together, we believe our team offers the Army, Navy and Marine Corps an outstanding track record of performance in weapons program development while delivering reliable products -- on time and on cost," said Carl Avila , director Advanced Weapons, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
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