Raytheon's joint standoff weapon C-1 begins integrated testing
POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif., 24 Aug. 2012. The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Co.'s (NYSE: RTN) joint standoff weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving surface target.
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While in flight, the JSOW was retargeted by the second Super Hornet to the larger maneuvering ship target. The JSOW provided weapon in-flight track and bomb hit indication status messages back to the controlling Super Hornet while successfully engaging the larger target ship. The test validated JSOW C-1's ability to be controlled, updated and retargeted as needed to eliminate its intended target.
The JSOW is a family of air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated GPS- inertial navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker. The JSOW C-1 adds the two-way strike common weapon datalink to the combat-weapon, enabling moving maritime target capability. The JSOW C-1 has a range of approximately 62 miles and began free-flight testing in 2011. A powered version is currently under development with a range goal of 287 miles.