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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Raytheon to test new multi-mode seeker for Tomahawk cruise missile

Tomahawk cruise missileUsing company-funded independent research and development investment, Raytheon Company is preparing for a multi-mode seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.

The captive flight test, using a modified Tomahawk Block IV missile nose cone, will be designed to demonstrate the processor's ability to broadcast active radar as well as passively receive target electromagnetic radiation, which was demonstrated in February 2014.

This is a critical step in enabling the missile to strike moving targets on land and at sea.

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