Marines Pick Raytheon to Develop New Air Defense System

By Dan Dupont / April 10, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Marine Corps has picked Raytheon to develop a new air defense system that has also attracted the Army's interest, according to government and industry sources. On April 6, the Marine Corps Systems Command awarded Raytheon a $9.5 million, 24-month contract for the Complementary Low-Altitude Weapon System, which the Marines say will improve the service's ability to defeat threats such as unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. CLAWS pairs Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles with humvees to provide mobile...

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