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Live-Fire Test Pits Griffin Missile Vs. Small Attack Craft

June 13 2012


The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the ability to engage rapidly moving small boats with Raytheon's Griffin missile, the defense firm reports.

During a live-fire demonstration in the first quarter of 2012, three Griffins were fired from a sea-based launcher at three separate speeding-boat targets more than 1.2 miles away, said a Raytheon release.

The weapons were guided by laser, and scored direct hits on the target, achieving all demonstration objectives, said the release. ...

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