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Raytheon and US Navy complete JSOW C-1 developmental testing

JSOW in flightTUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2012. The U.S. Navy completed developmental testing (DT) of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. Developmental testing finished when the JSOW C-1 struck a moving ship target during the weapon's second flight test.

The JSOW C-1 is a network-enabled weapon, which means it is capable of receiving third party target updates in-flight, allowing it to change its trajectory after it has been fired.

During the test the JSOW C-1 was released from an F/A-18F Super Hornet and guided to a ship target located 25 nautical miles from the launch point. The JSOW C-1 provided weapon in-flight track and bomb hit indication status messages via the Link-16 network. The weapon also incorporated in-flight target updates provided by a second Super Hornet's Raytheon APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar that was 10 nautical miles behind the Super Hornet that launched the weapon.

Raytheon is using company funding to develop a powered version of the JSOW and plans on having the powered version be capable of flying over 300 nautical miles.

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