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July 14, 2014

SeaGriffin completes guided flight test with new dual-mode seeker

Raytheon has successfully completed the latest guided flight test of its SeaGriffin™ missile.

The test further demonstrated the effectiveness of SeaGriffin’s semi-active laser guidance system, and the missile’s ability to capture images from a newly-added imaging infrared seeker.

During the Raytheon-funded test, a SeaGriffin missile, launched from an integrated surface launch system, provided streaming video from its IIR seeker through an on-board datalink. Command and Control operators could use the datalink for target verification before the missile strikes a small boat target.

“In busy littoral waters, target discrimination is critical so friendly ships aren’t mistakenly engaged,” said Dr. Thomas R. Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems at Raytheon. “Raytheon is developing SeaGriffin with a dual-mode seeker to give our warfighters the target discrimination and accuracy they need for countering swarming boat threats in this high-traffic environment. We are also working to significantly extend its range to meet Navy requirements.”

Raytheon is conducting a series of SeaGriffin guided flight tests to demonstrate the missile’s readiness as the Surface Warfare solution for U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships Surface-to-Surface Missile Module. The latest test follows the successful demonstration of SeaGriffin’s extended range capability in late 2013 when the missile successfully navigated away from the target, then flew to and struck the target well beyond Griffin’s operational range.

Raytheon’s Griffin missile, in production today, is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon with a proven track record for successful rapid integration on land, sea and air assets. SeaGriffin will add significant capability to the current Griffin B Block II variant that is currently fielded on U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal vessels. SeaGriffin enhancements include:

* An extended range motor that will nearly triple its range

* Dual-mode IIR/SAL seeker

* Datalink for inflight target updates

* Vertical launch and vector  thrust control

* Waypoint navigation




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