Tomahawk Block IV missile to engage moving targets with Raytheon-developed anti-surface warfare capability

TUCSON, Ariz., 5 May 2009. Engineers at Raytheon Company have developed a technology plan to enhance the moving target capabilities of the Tomahawk Block IV missile. The technology is designed to enable naval forces to engage moving maritime surface targets and conduct anti-surface warfare missions more effectively.

May 5th, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz., 5 May 2009. Engineers at Raytheon Company have developed a technology plan to enhance the moving target capabilities of the Tomahawk Block IV missile. The technology is designed to enable naval forces to engage moving maritime surface targets and conduct anti-surface warfare missions more effectively.

"This capability will allow the warfighter to attack a new tactical target set from more than 900 nautical miles (1035 statue miles)," explains Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile System's Air Warfare Systems' product line. "Raytheon's technology road map is the first step toward a rapid-development effort that will deliver a single, affordable, multi-mission missile capable of land attack and anti-surface warfare operations."

The Tomahawk Block IV is a surface- and submarine-launched, precision-strike, stand-off weapon. It is designed for long-range precision strike missions against high-value and heavily defended targets.

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