Raytheon Completes First Test of JSOW-ER Warhead

Joint Stand­off Weapon Extend­ed Range will enable avi­a­tors to attack tar­gets out­side the range of sur­face-to-air missiles

SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Com­pa­ny (NYSE: RTN) com­plet­ed the first test of the war­head and fuze for the Joint Stand­off Weapon Extend­ed Range.

JSOW-ER’s design will enable the warfight­er to attack land-based and mov­ing mar­itime tar­gets from out­side the range of mod­ern sur­face-to-air mis­siles, a capa­bil­i­ty our avi­a­tors cur­rent­ly lack,” said Har­ry Schulte, vice pres­i­dent of Raytheon Mis­sile Sys­tems’ Air War­fare Sys­tems. “This test demon­strates Raytheon’s abil­i­ty to pro­vide a low-risk and afford­able war­head to future weapon systems.”

The test in Cam­den, Ark., which took place in the 4th quar­ter of 2011, met all objec­tives and val­i­dat­ed a Raytheon-fund­ed analy­sis that showed the JSOW-ER’s pro­posed war­head and fuze are inter­op­er­a­ble. Com­ple­tion of the test set the stage for ground test­ing of a tac­ti­cal­ly-con­fig­ured JSOW-ER in 2012.

About the Joint Stand­off Weapon Extend­ed Range

The JSOW-ER is a pow­ered vari­ant of the glide JSOW C‑1. It com­bines the GPS-iner­tial nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem reli­a­bil­i­ty of the com­bat-proven JSOW vari­ants with the net­work-enabled mar­itime-inter­dic­tion capa­bil­i­ty of the JSOW C‑1, which is cur­rent­ly in production.

JSOW-ER flew more than 260 nau­ti­cal miles dur­ing a free-flight demon­stra­tion in Novem­ber 2009.
JSOW-ER will be designed to have the same out­er mold lines and mass prop­er­ties of the glide JSOW.
JSOW C‑1 is the world’s first net­worked weapon, and has a range of more than 60 nau­ti­cal miles.
About Raytheon

Raytheon Com­pa­ny, with 2011 sales of $25 bil­lion, is a tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion leader spe­cial­iz­ing in defense, home­land secu­ri­ty and oth­er gov­ern­ment mar­kets through­out the world. With a his­to­ry of inno­va­tion span­ning 90 years, Raytheon pro­vides state-of-the-art elec­tron­ics, mis­sion sys­tems inte­gra­tion and oth­er capa­bil­i­ties in the areas of sens­ing; effects; and com­mand, con­trol, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and intel­li­gence sys­tems, as well as a broad range of mis­sion sup­port ser­vices. With head­quar­ters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 peo­ple world­wide. For more about Raytheon, vis­it us at www.raytheon.com and fol­low us on Twit­ter at @raytheon.

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