The U.S. Navy has conducted trials for RAM, an updated Raytheon-built surface-to-air missile that repels multiple targets, aboard the service branch’s test vessel and at the Naval Air Warfare Center in California.
Raytheon said Wednesday that the RAM guided missile weapon system, which works to defeat anti-ship missiles through the use of infrared guidance and passive radio frequency functions, was jointly developed and maintained by Raytheon and German firm RAMSYS.
The company noted that the missiles have been equipped to over 165 vessels from 11 countries.
In addition, the RAM platform’s Block 2 variant is equipped with an advanced control section, a large rocket motor and an updated RF receiver that will allow warfighters to track low-noise threat emitters.
The Navy is slated to receive Block 2A of the missile before the end of 2019.