Raytheon Completes First Test of JSOW-ER Warhead
- Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range will enable aviators to attack targets outside the range of surface-to-air missiles
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed the first test of the warhead and fuze for the Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range.
"JSOW-ER's design will enable the warfighter to attack land-based and moving maritime targets from outside the range of modern surface-to-air missiles, a capability our aviators currently lack," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Air Warfare Systems. "This test demonstrates Raytheon's ability to provide a low-risk and affordable warhead to future weapon systems."
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The test in Camden, Ark., which took place in the 4th quarter of 2011, met all objectives and validated a Raytheon-funded analysis that showed the JSOW-ER's proposed warhead and fuze are interoperable. Completion of the test set the stage for ground testing of a tactically-configured JSOW-ER in 2012.
About the Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range
The JSOW-ER is a powered variant of the glide JSOW C-1. It combines the GPS-inertial navigation system reliability of the combat-proven JSOW variants with the network-enabled maritime-interdiction capability of the JSOW C-1, which is currently in production.
- JSOW-ER flew more than 260 nautical miles during a free-flight demonstration in November 2009.
- JSOW-ER will be designed to have the same outer mold lines and mass properties of the glide JSOW.
- JSOW C-1 is the world's first networked weapon, and has a range of more than 60 nautical miles
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Source : Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
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