Raytheon and Chemring Group plan to test-fire missiles from a launcher as both companies seek to build products that work to defend against surface threats.
Raytheon's missile systems business unit will launch several combat missiles from Chemring's Centurion that will work to detect, monitor and identify the target, Raytheon said Tuesday.
The companies will demonstrate the launcher at the Defense Training Estate on Salisbury Plain in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon’s naval and area mission defense products, said the combination of Centurion and Raytheon's missiles will aim to provide a protection system to ships.
Mark Papworth, chief executive of Chemring Group, added the single-launch platform applies to different surface ships and provides a defense system for littoral operations.