Precision Weapons

As one of the world’s leading complex weapons systems suppliers, we are a valued strategic partner not just in the UK market, but globally. Raytheon UK’s strong design capabilities mean we are uniquely positioned to meet the demanding needs of our global customers. And we are committed to developing and exporting such advanced technologies from the UK and to invest new money in Britain.

Our weapons capability encompasses two key business areas; Complex Weapons Systems, based in Harlow in South East England; and Weapons Sub Systems, based in Glenrothes in Scotland.

We are proud to have longstanding relationships with the UK military, providing the Royal Air Force with weapons such as the Paveway bomb, Paveway IV bomb and Phalanx close-in missile defence system.

We also manufacture many weapons subsystems for Raytheon programmes such as the Tomahawk missile, Exacalibur projectile, Javelin weapon system, Paveway bomb and TOW missile.

Our complex weapons business has been able to draw on our close relationship with Raytheon in the United States. Their expertise means we can achieve better value for money on emerging technology, as well as enabling them to integrate weapons systems onto UK platforms, and to enhance existing products to meet future UK requirements. This all serves to provide a boost to UK manufacturing.

Complex Weapons Systems

RUK Stormbreaker Bomb

StormBreaker™ Smart Weapon

A multi-mode seeker. A game-changing datalink. Exceptional range. Meet the StormBreaker smart weapon.

RUK Phalanx

Phalanx® close-in missile defense system

This close-in weapon system is a precisely aimed gun that targets incoming threats and provides a final line of defence for ships.

RUK Paveway

Paveway® bomb

Raytheon's guidance munitions systems turn artillery into precision weapons.

RUK Paveway IV

Paveway IV bomb

Raytheon's guidance munitions systems turn artillery into precision weapons.

Weapons Sub-Systems

RUK Tomahawk

Tomahawk cruise missile

The Tomahawk cruise missile is a highly accurate, GPS enabled precision weapon.

RUK Excalibur

Excalibur® projectile

Excalibur is the revolutionary, extended range, precision projectile for U.S. and international artillery forces.

RUK Javelin

Javelin weapon system

Raytheon's close combat weapon system (multi-mission weapon system).


TOW® missile

Tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) weapon system.


RAM™ guided missile system

The rolling airframe missile (RAM) guided missile weapon system is the world's most modern ship self-defence weapon.


AMRAAM® missile

Raytheon's advanced medium-range air-to-air missile.