RTX awarded $345 million to deliver StormBreaker smart weapons to the U.S. Air Force

Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, a $345 million contract to produce and deliver more than 1,500 StormBreaker® smart weapons. StormBreaker is the leading air-to-surface, network enabled weapon that can engage moving targets in all weather conditions using its multi-effects warhead and tri-mode seeker.

“Fielded on two platforms with testing underway for others, StormBreaker has solidified its place as the leading network enabled weapon across the Department of Defense,” said Paul Ferraro, president of Air Power at Raytheon. “With this contract, we’ll continue to evolve StormBreaker’s production to meet the needs of servicemembers for years to come.”

StormBreaker is fielded on the F-15E Strike Eagle and F/A-18E/F SuperHornet with testing underway on all variants of the F-35. Across the platforms, StormBreaker completed 28 test drops in 2023.

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