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Raytheon shared distinctive video of Griffin missile checks

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On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of many world’s largest protection contractors, shared a video of Griffin missile weapon checks.

Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 seems to indicate the take a look at of Griffin low-cost modular system, that may be launched from the bottom or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as a guided bomb.

“The Griffin missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon with a confirmed observe file,” Raytheon’s tweet learn.

The corporate’s web site mentioned the Griffin missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon that has a confirmed observe file for profitable fast integration on land, sea and air platforms.

It’s obtainable in two variants: Griffin A, which is an aft-eject missile and Griffin B, which is a forward-firing missile. Raytheon continues to judge extra upgrades to Griffin that permits the warfighter.

The Griffin missile offers the person with versatile employment choices by way of a easy, easy-to-operate, graphical person interface. The person can choose from a number of flight profile and fuzing modes. It additionally offers deadly results and employs GPS-aided inertial steering and a semi-active laser seeker for pinpoint accuracy.

GRIFFIN A MISSILE

  • An aft-eject missile from a typical launch tube
  • Deployed from platforms just like the C-130 plane
  • Measures 43 inches lengthy, weighs 34 kilos and has a low collateral injury 13-pound warhead
  • Manufacturing started in 2008

GRIFFIN B MISSILE

  • A forward-firing missile that makes use of a composite launch tube
  • Launches from rotary- and fixed-wing plane, ground-launch purposes and maritime platforms
  • Operational on the U.S. Navy’s Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal ships
  • Measures 43 inches lengthy, weighs 34 kilos and has a low collateral injury 13-pound warhead
  • Manufacturing started in 2010