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2014-02-27 08:22:02

Flight test validates cruise missile's evolutionary technology TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Navy have successfully tested communications advancements to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. During a Feb. 19 flight test, a Raytheon-built Tomahawk Block IV missile, launched from the USS Sterett, flew a preprogrammed route while receiving updates from a simulated maritime operations center and from advanced off-board sensors...

2014-01-14 08:21:01

Latest variant is cruise missile gold standard TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered the 3000th Tomahawk Block IV missile to the U.S. Navy as part of its ninth Block IV full-rate FY12 production contract. The U.S. Navy continues to purchase Tomahawk missiles via the FY13 budget, and negotiations are ongoing for next year's production contract. The Block IV missile design was initiated as both a cost savings and a capability...

2013-12-02 08:20:55

SM-6 achieves initial operational capability TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy is deploying Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 for the first time, marking the initial operational capability milestone for the U.S. Navy's newest, most advanced extended range area defense weapon. "We're very pleased to achieve initial operational capability on schedule," said Capt. Mike Ladner, Surface Ship Weapons major program manager. "The SM-6, with its ability to...

2013-11-26 23:30:10

The Johnson Award, which was presented to Dr. Polansky, Chief Engineer, Conventional Prompt Global Strike Programs, Sandia National Laboratories, on October 23 at the Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland, is given in recognition of outstanding personal technical achievement resulting in significant contribution to precision strike systems. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is pleased to announce that The Precision Strike Association...

2013-08-23 12:20:35

Test further verifies missile's role in extended range fleet defense POINT MUGU SEA RANGE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy fired two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile's first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea. The SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft,...

2013-06-06 16:20:25

First time demonstration of multi-target engagement DALLAS, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE Missiles ripple fired against an advanced Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) target. The first MSE Missile...

2013-02-19 12:20:59

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enemy tactical ballistic missiles may soon be easier to detect and track. During a series of recent tests, a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) JLENS demonstrated tactical ballistic missile defense (TBMD) capability when it detected and tracked a total of four ballistic-missile surrogates during their ascent (boost) phase. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130219/NE61821 ) During the test, the JLENS X-Band radar tracked two...

2013-02-14 12:20:14

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface StandoffMissile (JASSM(®)) recently completed Reliability Assessment Program (RAP) Lot 6 testing with two final flights. The tests met success criteria and demonstrated the effectiveness of hardware enhancements to Lot 6 missiles. In the first test, a B-52 at the Utah Test and Training Range released a JASSM from 35,000 feet traveling at Mach 0.71. In the second test at White Sands Missile...

2012-12-21 08:20:41

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $254.6 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2013. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles, conduct flight tests and provide life-cycle support. Production and delivery of the missiles is scheduled to begin in 2013. "Tomahawk Block IV enables the warfighter to precisely engage heavily defended and...

2012-11-29 16:20:46

ORLANDO, Fla., MUNICH, and ROME, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) detected, tracked, intercepted and destroyed an air-breathing target in its first-ever intercept flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test achieved all criteria for success. MEADS is a next-generation, ground-mobile air and missile defense system that incorporates 360-degree radars, netted and distributed battle management, easily transportable launchers and the...