Raytheon has received a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to provide components for Paveway II laser-guided bombs (LGB).

Under the $24m contract, the company will provide Paveway II components for the USAF for overseas contingency operations.

Raytheon’s Paveway systems are designed to upgrade bombs into precision-guided weapons using laser and global-positioning guidance systems.

More than 25 aircraft worldwide have been integrated with the weapon for performing combat operations, and over 300,000 Paveways are in the inventory of 43 nations.