Air Force: More Paveways, Please
Raytheon won a $45.5 million contract for more Paveway II kits that make dumb bombs into smart bombs. These add-ons home in on laser light reflected off a target. They do not have the bells and whistles offered by the Enhanced Paveway II, which includes GPS-aided inertial navigation that allows for more accurate use in inclement weather. 8,700 Paveway II’s were dropped in Operation Iraqi Freedom, making it the most used air-based munition in that conflict.