Taiwan and Oman order Raytheon's TOW anti-tank guided missile

Raytheon has been awarded a US Army contract for TOW anti-tank missiles delivery for the governments of Oman and Taiwan. The deal, announced on May 1 by the US Department of Defense, is valued at more than $129.9 million and is a modification to a previous Pentagon award.

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A TOW 2B missile is fired during an exercise at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb. 1, 2014
(Photo: U.S. Army)

This U.S. Army Contracting Command order allows Raytheon to provide the Tube-launched Optically tracked Wireless-guided missiles used by both the U.S. Army and US Marine Corps, to the foreign militaries of Oman and Taiwan.

Work on the contract will occur in Tucson, Arizona, and Farmington, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete in September 2021.

TOW is in service in more than 40 international armed forces and integrated on more than 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide.

With its extended range performance, the TOW missile is the long-range precision, heavy anti-tank and assault weapon system of choice for the U.S. Army Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-tank platforms. Upgrade programs will extend the missile’s life cycle beyond 2050. Raytheon has delivered more than 700,000 TOW weapon systems to U.S. and allied warfighters.

TOW, the tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided weapon system, with the multi-mission TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles, is the premier long-range, precision, anti-armor, anti-fortification weapon system used throughout the world today.