A missile defense system that Raytheon built to defend U.S. Navy ships against adversarial small boats has been subjected to a series of sea-based trials.
The Griffin is built with a laser targeting system and is designed to launch from aircraft, ships and ground platforms, Raytheon said Friday.
In the most recent test, the weapon was integrated into the Navy’s Cyclone-class patrol ship and engaged boats to simulate a threat.
Griffin works to help warfighters engage targets through a user interface and uses GPS or laser technology to guide the weapon to the target.
Users can set the Griffin for direct attack or high impact angle engagements and adjust height of burst or detonation point, according to Raytheon.