AND Magazine July 23, 2021 Article by Sam Faddis just some of the business Raytheon has conducted with the Pentagon since Austin took over.
Last week, the U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $2 billion contract to develop new air-launched cruise missiles. These missiles would be used by American bombers. The contract in question runs through 2027.
On February 1, 2021, Raytheon received a $290,704,534 contract from the Pentagon to produce equipment for maintenance facilities and provide services in support of the F-35 fighter bomber.
On February 26, 2021, Raytheon was awarded an $18,662,845 contract to provide support services for the Javelin anti-tank weapons system.
On the same day, Raytheon was awarded a $32,853,210 contract for autonomous swarm strike loitering munitions, also known as “suicide drones,”.
On March 23,, 2021 Raytheon received a $63,301,453 contract for repair of the APG G5-73 all weather-sensor radar system, which is operational in the U.S. Navy’s F-18 fighter jet, and another $10,246,288 contract for repair of military jet engines.
On March 26, 2021, Raytheon was awarded another huge contract valued at $518,443,821 to produce advanced air-to-air missiles for the Air Force.
Then on March 30, 2021, Raytheon was given a $130 million contract for upgrades to Navy missile systems.
The next day, Raytheon won two more contracts worth a total of $138 million.
On April 30, 2021, Raytheon was awarded a $234,012,036 contract for work on GPS systems for the Air Force.
The same day Raytheon was awarded a $212,701,232 contract for work on the StormBreaker smart bomb system.
In June, Raytheon was awarded a contract for $2,271,181,543 under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Earlier this month Raytheon won a $172 million dollar contract for work on Navy electronic warfare aircraft.
All the information above is representative only. It is not intended to be anything close to an exhaustive review of all the contracts Raytheon has been granted since Austin took over. The point is simply this. The entire idea that Lloyd Austin can run the Pentagon and keep himself clear of entanglement with Raytheon is ludicrous.