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...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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