Raytheon Completes Production of 1,000th GBU-58 Laser-Guided Paveway Bomb


Released on Thursday, March 29, 2012
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GBU-58 Paveway
Mirage III
Super Etendard
T-6A Texan II
GBU - Guided Bomb Unit
NEW DELHI, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Paveway program achieved a major milestone when it completed production of the 1,000th 250-pound Paveway laser-guided precision munition. Raytheon's combat-proven Paveway is a kit that transforms "dumb" bombs into precision-guided weapons.

The 250-pound weapon, designated the GBU-58, is integrated on the AT-6, Super Etendard and the Mirage 3 aircraft. The Paveway family of weapons is integrated on more than 25 aircraft in 43 countries, including the Jaguar and Rafale. Raytheon has delivered more than 350,000 Paveway systems worldwide.

"The GBU-58, which is available via direct commercial sale, offers warfighters a small, precision-guided munition that reduces collateral damage," said Harry Schulte, Raytheon Missile Systems' vice president of Air Warfare Systems. "The Paveway family of weapons blends standoff capability with flexible warhead options, making it a cost-effective precision solution."

Source: Raytheon 250-pound Paveway™ Reaches Production Milestone

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