28 August 2014
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) said it has delivered the first Block 2 variant of its rolling airframe missile system to the US Navy as part of the company´s 2012 low rate initial production contract.
RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. It is a cooperative program between the US and German governments with industry support from Raytheon and RAMSYS of Germany. The RAM Cooperative program has been in place for over 30 years and has enjoyed excellent integration and technology sharing between both countries.
RAM is a supersonic, quick reaction, fire-and-forget missile providing defense against anti-ship cruise missiles, helicopter and airborne threats, and hostile surface craft. The missile´s autonomous dual-mode, passive radio frequency and infrared guidance design provide a high-firepower capability for engaging multiple threats simultaneously.
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