Raytheon Paveway IV(TM) Enters Service on U.K. Harrier GR9 Aircraft
Following the demonstration of capability trials at the U.S. Navy’s Air Warfare Center
“This is a tremendous achievement and a testament to the team ethos and trust forged between all stakeholders,” said
U.K. MoD Freefall Integrated Project Team Leader Captain
Paveway IV is being integrated onto all U.K. fixed-wing strike platforms including the Tornado GR4, Eurofighter Typhoon and the Joint Combat Aircraft.
The Paveway IV weapon system provides a low-cost, day-or-night, all-weather, general purpose precision bombing capability. Compared with standard 500-pound class weapons, the enhanced capabilities of Paveway IV include: insensitive munition warhead with increased penetration; cockpit selectable terminal fuzing with air burst and post impact delay; highly reliable second environment sensing via unique arming maneuver; delayed arming to minimize collateral damage; and GPS anti-jam resistance via inertial-only guidance mode.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of
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