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Raytheon developing new TOW launcher

According to Defense News, Cord Master customer Raytheon is developing a new TOW launcher.

“AMMAN, Jordan — Raytheon is developing a new launcher for its tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles.

The TOW missile program has been around for 52 years and has gone through many evolutions, Phil Alvarez, a senior manager for missile systems at Raytheon, told Defense News at SOFEX, a special operations conference in Jordan.

“The company took a look at the market, what customers, particularly international customers have, what launchers, and we looked at the feasibility of what systems are used by the US, and it’s kind of limited and we said, ‘What is the middle ground we can provide as far as capability at a price point these international customers could afford,’” Alvarez said.

And so the TOW Eagle Fire launcher was born.”

Read more here: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/land/weapons/2016/05/11/raytheon-developing-new-tow-launcher/84242292/

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