Air Force buys Raytheon datalink radios for standoff PGMs

By Sara Sirota / September 1, 2020 at 11:39 AM

The Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $92.5 million contract to deliver its situational awareness datalink radios for U.S. Special Operations Command to use on its standoff precision-guided munitions, the Pentagon announced Monday.

The contract will provide 1,600 radios -- including integration, test, qualification and operational support -- annually over the next five years, according to a presolicitation notice the Air Force released in April.

The systems must fit within the size constraints of all current USOCOM standoff PGMs. In other words, at a minimum, they must fit on the AGM-176 Griffin missile, GBU-69/B Small Glide Munition and the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb, the notice states.