The U.S. Navy and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will highlight several significant milestones for the Tomahawk cruise missile at the 2012 Sea-Air-Space Exposition.
"The government and our industry partners should be proud of the continued successes of Tomahawk including the 2,000th combat expenditure and the 500th flight test launch in 2011," said Captain Joe Mauser, the U.S. Navy's Tomahawk Weapons System program manager. "Tomahawk offers commanders unmatched precision, reliability and capability."
Other milestones in 2011 included launching Tomahawk from an SSGN submarine for the first time during combat operations and the qualification of the U.K. Royal Navy's Astute-class submarines.
"The more than 370 Raytheon employees who build Tomahawk and support its depot are committed to the weapon's reliability because they understand Tomahawk's vital role in the security of the U.S. and its allies," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Air Warfare Systems. "It is safe to say that no other tactical cruise missile in the world can come close to matching Tomahawk's reliability, accuracy or track record."
Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Apr 18, 2012