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US Navy Completes Maritime Tests on Raytheon-Built Missile Defense System; Rick Nelson Comments

US Navy Completes Maritime Tests on Raytheon-Built Missile Defense System; Rick Nelson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon logo_EbizThe U.S. Navy has completed a series of maritime tests on an upgraded Raytheon-built missile defense system that is designed to help protect warfighters from anti-ship missiles.

Raytheon said Friday the Navy can now integrate the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 missile into ships after the service achieved initial operational capability with the technology.

RAM Block 2 missiles hit supersonic and subsonic maneuvering targets during at-sea demonstrations that began in 2013.

Rick Nelson, vice president of naval area and mission defense for Raytheon, said the Navy’s IOC declaration confirms RAM Block 2 is “suited to protect against the full range of threats on a variety of platforms.”

RAM Block 2 incorporates new features of kinematics, a radio frequency receiver and control system.

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