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Raytheon to supply Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154C Joint Standoff Weapon missiles

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Raytheon to supply Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154C Joint Standoff Weapon missiles
 
Raytheon has been awarded a $122 mn contract under the Foreign Military sales program to provide Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154 Block III C Unitary Joint Stand-Off Weapon missiles for the government of Saudi Arabia, including associated supplies and services, the US Department of Defense announced on Saturday, July 25th.
     
Raytheon has been awarded a $122 mn contract under the Foreign Military sales program to provide Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154 Block III C Unitary Joint Stand-Off Weapon missiles for the government of Saudi Arabia, including associated supplies and services, the US Department of Defense announced on Saturday, July 25th. Raytheon's AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon missiles
     
The weapon manufacturer will also deliver 200 Lot 11 (FRP-11) AGM-154C-1 Unitary Joint Stand-Off Weapon missiles to the US Navy.

The AGM-154C uses an Imaging Infrared (IIR) terminal seeker with autonomous guidance. It carries the BROACH warhead. This two stage warhead is made up from a WDU-44 shaped augmenting warhead and a WDU-45 follow through bomb. The weapon is designed to attack hardened targets. It entered service with the US Navy in February 2005.

Raytheon was as of 2005 under contract to develop the JSOW Block III, which adds a Link-16 weapon data link and moving maritime target capability to the AGM-154C. The first three launches were conducted in August 2011 from an F/A-18F. The JSOW-C1 completed integrated test and evaluations in January 2015, moving on to operational tests. The C1 version will be ready for delivery in 2016.

Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) actually maintains a fleet of 129 F-15C/S fighter aircraft.