Dec 10, 2013 ASDNews Source : Raytheon Corporation
Collaborative system to protect ships against swarming-boat threat
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), acting through its Missile Systems business, and Chemring Group (LSE: CHG), acting through Chemring Countermeasures, successfully fired a Javelin missile from the multirole CENTURION® launcher during testing at the Defence Training Estate on Salisbury Plain in England.
"We're bringing an entirely new dimension to ship self-defense by providing a sea-based, inside-the-horizon platform protection," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "Chemring's CENTURION launcher, when coupled with Raytheon's combat-proven missiles, offers an evolutionary capability to defeat surface threats with this One System-Multiple Missions technology."