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Raytheon Develops Anti-Surface Warfare Capability for Tomahawk Block IV Missile
TUCSON, Ariz., May 4, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has developed a technology plan to enhance moving target capabilities for the combat-proven Tomahawk Block IV missile. The technology will enable naval forces to effectively engage moving maritime surface targets and conduct anti-surface warfare missions.
"This capability will allow the warfighter to attack a new tactical target set from more than 900 nautical miles (1035 statue miles)," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile System's Air Warfare Systems' product line. "Raytheon's technology road map is the first step toward a rapid-development effort that will deliver a single, affordable, multi-mission missile capable of land attack and anti-surface warfare operations."
The Tomahawk Block IV is a surface- and submarine-launched, precision-strike, stand-off weapon. It is designed for long-range precision strike missions against high-value and heavily defended targets.
More than 1,900 Tomahawk rounds have been fired in support of almost every conflict since 1991, and more than 1,300 Tomahawk Block IV missiles have been delivered since 2005. The Tomahawk Block IV is integrated on numerous surface and subsurface combatant platforms in the U.S. Navy and subsurface combatant vessels in the U.K. Royal Navy.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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Raytheon's Tomahawk Block IV program provides more than 250 jobs in Tucson, Ariz.; Camden, Ark.; El Segundo, Calif.; and Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Major suppliers include: AAR Summa, Huntsville, Ala.; Aerojet, East Camden, Ark.; Ball Aerospace, Broomfield, Colo.; Goodrich, Aurora, Ohio; Honeywell Sensor and Guide Products, Clearwater, Fla.; Honeywell Sensor and Guide Products, Minneapolis, Minn.; Kaman Aerospace, Middletown, Conn.; Klune, Spanish Fork, Utah; LaBarge, Joplin, Mo.; Pacific Scientific, Chandler, Ariz.; and Williams International, Walled Lake, Mich.
Contact: Mike Nachshen 520.794.4088 - office 520.269.5697 - mobile Michael_nachshen@raytheon.com
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