NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 19 April 2012. The U.S. Navy fired Raytheon Co.'s (NYSE: RTN) Griffin B missile from a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher.
During the demonstration, which took place late in the fourth quarter of 2011, a Griffin was fired from a land-based RAM launcher at a static target more than 3 kilometers (approximately 2 statute miles) away. The weapon, guided by GPS and laser, scored a direct hit on the target.
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The Griffin missile is integrated on the C-130 Harvest Hawk. Griffin A is an aft-eject missile designed for employment from non-conventional platforms such as the C-130 aircraft. Griffin B is a forward-firing missile that launches from rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and ground-launch applications.
The Griffin is used to engage targets via a graphic interface and guide the weapon to the target using GPS coordinates or laser designation. The user can choose to engage the target with height of burst, point detonation or fuze delay.