Raytheon was awarded an $11.7 million contract on Oct. 29 to manufacture and deliver more than 1,000 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb Computer Control Groups (CCG), field test equipment and load-crew training units for the Canadian National Defence Forces. Another competitive contract was awarded to Raytheon in June for $4.9 million on June 7 for the corresponding Paveway II Airfoil Groups.
The Paveway II LGB system features an onboard guidance system, the CCG,which detects and guides the unit to a target illuminated by an external laser source. The CCG samples the reflected laser energy from the target and corrects its trajectory as it glides, terminating at the target. The Airfoil Group contains a rear wing assembly that provides aerodynamic stability during flight.
The Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb continues to be the air-to-ground weapon system. It is deployed by most North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member nations and by countries around the world.
Thirty-two nations worldwide depend on Paveway II for accurate, reliable and cost-effective target destruction.