Raytheon to develop naval missile system with U.K. firm

2013-02-19T13:29:00Z 2013-02-19T16:44:07Z Raytheon to develop naval missile system with U.K. firmArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 19, 2013 1:29 pm  • 

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and United Kingdom-based Chemring Group have agreed to develop a lower-cost naval missile system to defend against surface targets.

The effort will combine Chemring’s multi-mission Centurion launcher with undisclosed Raytheon missiles, for use on craft ranging in size from small patrol boats to large ships, according to a briefing held Tuesday at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The project is in the integration engineering phase, with live-fire testing of the new system scheduled for mid-2013, Raytheon and Chemring said in a news release.

Testing is expected to include at least two different missiles to establish a multi-mission capacity against maneuvering surface threats, the companies said.

 

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