Navy Puts Raytheon's Gliding Weapon Through Initial Operational Test

Raytheon logo_EbizThe U.S. Navy has completed an initial operational test of a Raytheon-built gliding weapon during a live-fire test at China Lake in California.

Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 platform detected and neutralized its ground target after it was launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft at an altitude of approximately 29,000 feet, the company said Monday.

JSOW C-1 is an air-to-ground weapon system that works to destroy ground and maritime targets.

The weapon platform has a thermal imaging infrared seeker, GPS-based inertial navigation tool and a two-way Strike Common Weapon Datalink.

Raytheon and the service branch will subject the weapon to the second phase of operational trials to test its capability against moving maritime targets.

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