Raytheon Receives $2 Billion For Nuclear LRSO Development

air-launched cruise missile
In November, an Air Force ground crew demilitarized the last AGM-86C conventional air-launched cruise missile. The nuclear version will continue in service until it is replaced by the LRSO in 2030.
Credit: Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman/U.S. Air Force
Raytheon received a $2 billion contract on July 1 to develop the nuclear Long Range Standoff (LRSO) cruise missile, the U.S. Air Force announced. The award launches the six-year engineering and manufacturing development phase of the LRSO program. Raytheon became the only bidder for the LRSO contract...

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