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TOW Weapon System

Launched, Tracked and Guided with Precision

The tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided TOW® weapon system, with the multi-mission TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles, is the premier long-range, heavy assault-precision anti-armor, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing weapon system used throughout the world today. The TOW missile enables ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armored and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions.

EagleFire is designed to bridge the capability gap between the older TOW 2 and Raytheon's TOW Improved Target Acquisition System launcher.
The EagleFire™ launcher offers improved capability for legacy TOW® missile operators to maintain overmatch against armored threats by incorporating structural and technological advancements. This includes day-and-night visibility, enhanced power and built-in test capability..

The weapon system is deployed with more than 40 international armed forces and integrated on more than 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms. It's also the preferred heavy assault anti-armor weapon system for NATO, coalition, United Nations and peacekeeping operations worldwide.

Summary

The TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles can be fired from all TOW weapon system launchers – including the ITAS™ launcher, Stryker anti-tank guided missile vehicle (modified ITAS launcher) and Bradley Fighting Vehicles (Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem).

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The TOW® weapon system has transitioned to wireless guidance and is being produced for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines and all international customers.

With its extended range performance, the TOW missile is the long-range precision, heavy anti-tank and assault weapon system of choice for the U.S. Army Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, ITAS High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-tank platforms. Upgrade programs will extend the missile’s life cycle beyond 2050. Raytheon has delivered more than 700,000 TOW weapon systems to U.S. and allied warfighters.

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