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2014-04-28 08:21:40

Flight test is key milestone on Tomahawk modernization path TUCSON, Ariz., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: 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 advanced, next-generation; multi-function processor can enable the cruise missile...

2014-04-23 08:22:24

Milestone marks Phased Adaptive Approach's second phase TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. "The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence,...

2014-04-23 08:22:10

TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international customer signed an agreement with the U.S. Government for a foreign military sale (FMS) of tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles to be supplied by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) in a deal valued at approximately $750 million. Raytheon plans to deliver nearly 14,000 TOW missiles to the customer over a three-year period beginning in 2015. A resulting order is expected to be executed by the U.S. government...

2014-03-25 08:21:05

New capability will counter swarming boat threats TUCSON, Ariz., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) on the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System that includes the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Griffin missile. The milestone comes as the Navy continues to conduct littoral security operations in areas that require an immediate and precise response to confirmed threats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin( )Missile System...

2014-02-19 08:21:02

New variant provides improved performance, accuracy CHINA LAKE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated its latest variant of the combat-proven Griffin(®) missile, the Griffin Block III, throughout a series of test shots culminating in several direct hits against a variety of static and moving targets. "The Griffin is already well known for its ability to destroy targets with pin-point accuracy using an advanced GPS and semi-active laser...

2014-02-10 20:20:13

Sale adds to South Korea's existing inventory of Mavericks SINGAPORE, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a $31 million contract from the Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration for additional AGM-65G-2 Maverick missiles. Under the direct commercial sale, Raytheon will supply the missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force. "These new Mavericks will provide the Republic of Korea Air Force with additional firepower and will add to South...

2014-02-04 08:21:10

PCAS designed to provide quicker close air support for ground troops TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is beginning Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program. DARPA has exercised its Phase 3 option with Raytheon, an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in a series of flight tests and live-fire demonstrations. PCAS software could enable ground troops to receive close...

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...


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