In a strategic move to fortify its anti-armor capabilities and augment its military platforms, the United States Army recently awarded Raytheon a hefty sum to procure the state-of-the-art missile.

Clinching a Multimillion-Dollar Contract

On August 15, defense technology giant Raytheon received a substantial $323-million contract to manufacture tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) 2B top-attack missiles. These sophisticated missiles are set to bolster the Army’s anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification, and anti-amphibious landing capabilities, reaffirming the military’s commitment to staying at the forefront of cutting-edge weaponry.

With anticipated delivery by September 2026, the TOW 2B missile is poised to join the ranks of advanced military weaponry, shaping the future of modern warfare preparedness.

Meeting Diverse Mission Objectives

The TOW 2B missiles are designed to excel in a wide range of combat scenarios, making them a versatile asset for the US Army. These missiles will be incorporated into various military armored platforms, including the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled (HMMWV), Stryker, and Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Their adaptability will enable the US Army to effectively neutralize armored targets, fortified positions, bunkers, and even threats posed by amphibious landings, enhancing the military’s operational flexibility and responsiveness.

Cutting-Edge Technology and Operational Mechanism

At the heart of the TOW 2B missile’s effectiveness lies its advanced technology and innovative design. Utilizing a one-way radio frequency connection between the launcher and the missile, operators gain precise control over the missile’s trajectory. Enhanced target detection and accuracy are achieved through a telescopic sight, enabling operators to identify and strike targets with unprecedented precision.