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Raytheon Delivers First Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Raytheon Delivers First Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Raytheon Company (RTN) delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced […]


MD 530G Helicopter Fires Laser-Guided Rockets

MD 530G Helicopter Fires Laser-Guided Rockets

Raytheon Company and MD Helicopters, Inc. successfully fired four TALON laser guided rockets from the MD 530G armed aerial scout (AAS) helicopter during a series of tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “This test further demonstrates the maturity of the […]


Excalibur Ib Enters Full Rate Production and Receives $52 Million Award

Excalibur Ib Enters Full Rate Production and Receives $52 Million Award

Raytheon Company’s Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production (FRP). U.S. Army approval of FRP completes Excalibur Ib’s low rate initial production phase. Additionally, the U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon $52 million for continued Excalibur Ib production. […]


Royal Australian Air Force Scores Direct Hit with JSOW C

Royal Australian Air Force Scores Direct Hit with JSOW C

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) successfully tested a Raytheon Company (RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon C (JSOW C) against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off […]


Raytheon Conducts First Live Fire Test of Excalibur S

Raytheon Conducts First Live Fire Test of Excalibur S

In a company-funded R&D initiative, Raytheon Company successfully fired the dual-mode GPS- and laser-guided Excalibur S for the first time. Although the Excalibur S was initialized with a GPS target location, it scored a direct hit on a different, or […]


Raytheon, Thales Team to Upgrade TOW Missile

Raytheon, Thales Team to Upgrade TOW Missile

Raytheon Company and Thales have signed a 27-month development and five-year production agreement in support of future improvements of Raytheon’s tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) weapon system. Thales has committed a £13.5M (~$20.2 million) investment in the design and qualification of […]


Raytheon, US Army certify TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on Apache helicopter

Raytheon, US Army certify TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on Apache helicopter

Air worthiness release certification moves program toward operational employment Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army have completed the certification process for air worthiness release (AWR) of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket (LGR) on the Apache AH-64D/E Attack helicopter. The […]


Raytheon Tests New Guidance System for Tomahawk Cruise Missile

Raytheon Tests New Guidance System for Tomahawk Cruise Missile

Raytheon Company (RTN) successfully completed a passive seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile using company-funded independent research and development investment. The captive flight test, using a modified Tomahawk Block IV missile nose cone, demonstrated that Raytheon’s […]


US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial […]


 
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