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Raytheon's Griffin Missile Demonstrates Anti-Ship Capability

April 19 2012


The U.S. Navy has achieved a first by firing a Griffin missile from a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher, reports Raytheon, which builds the missile.

During the demonstration late last year, a Griffin was fired from a land-based launcher at a static target about 2 miles (3 km) away. The GPS- and laser-guided weapon scored a direct hit, according to a Raytheon release this week.

The missile can be used against small, fast surface craft utilized by pirates and other such...

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