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M41 ITAS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 7,600
Unitary Cost: USD$450,000
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: M41 ITAS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 7,600
Total Cost: USD$3.4 billion
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Description: The M41 ITAS (Improved Target Acquisition Sight) is the latest TOW missile Command Launch Unit for ground forces. Like the TOW 2 launcher, it can be installed on ground vehicles (HMMWV) or on a tripod. The ITAS increases the system's target detection, acquisition, recognition and engagement ranges and is able to fire all variants of the TOW missile.

ITAS features a second generation FLIR and eyesafe laser range finder. It enables TOW missiles firing in adverse weather conditions, day and night, 24/7, and in all battlefield conditions.

The US Army awarded Raytheon a $32 million contract to resume ITAS production on April 21, 2005. From 1999 through 2003, Raytheon produced and delivered up to 790 ITAS units to the US Army. After ITAS was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) the Army assessed that the ITAS launching system was able to take out urban targets without collateral damage.

In September 2006, the US Army awarded Raytheon a $285 million five-year contract for continued production of ITAS through October 2012 for the US Army and the US Marine Corps. The contract covers 623 ITAS and 33 spare sets: 438 are for the Marines, 218 are for the Army. The contract included an option for 1,600 additional ITAS valued at more than $750 million. The US Army exercised a contract option worth $161.8 million for ITAS production on November 27, 2006.

M41 ITAS Specifications

CEP: 5 meter
System Weight: 113 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M41 ITAS News

There are 10 news between
10 Oct 2006 and 12 Sep 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019FMS: Morocco Requests Sale of 2,401 TOW 2A Missiles and 400 Launchers
Monday, July 30, 2018FMS: Bahrain Seeks 28 Improved Target Acquisition System Launchers
Wednesday, December 16, 2015FMS: Taiwan Seeks 783 TOW 2B Aero Missiles and 46 ITAS
Wednesday, November 18, 2015FMS: Morocco Seeks 600 TOW 2A Missiles
Wednesday, July 22, 2015FMS: Lebanon Seeks 1,500 TOW 2A Missiles
Wednesday, September 14, 2011FMS: Bahrain Wants 44 M1152A1B2 HMMWVs, 264 TOW 2A and 47 TOW 2B Missiles
Monday, June 13, 2011FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of 73 Light Armored Vehicles
Monday, May 5, 2008US Army Awards Production Contract for Improved Target Acquisition Systems
Thursday, February 22, 2007Raytheon Awarded 10-Year Logistics Contract for Improved Target Acquisition System
Tuesday, October 10, 2006US Army Goes Ahead with Wireless TOW Missile

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