SYDNEY, January 31, 2012 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 successfully completed two guided test vehicle flights in one week, demonstrating the system upgraded kinematic performance, guidance systems and the possibility of a glider.
Raytheon builds the 35 RAM Block 2 missiles during the probationary period, the design and development of low flow rate and expects to begin in 2012. Block RAM 2 update includes four independent axis of the drive system control and increasing the capacity of the rocket engine. These and other upgrades to increase the range missiles and provide greater maneuverability. The upgraded missile also includes a passive radio frequency seeker, digital autopilot and engineering changes in individual components of the infrared seeker.
RAM is a supersonic, lightweight, quick reaction, fire-and-forget missiles to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles, helicopters and air threats and hostile surface ships. Autonomous dual-mode missile, passive radio frequency and infrared guidance design provides the ability to attract multiple threats simultaneously. Produced in partnership RAMSYS Raytheon and Germany, the RAM on board more than 100 ships as an integral self-defense weapon for the Navy of Egypt, Germany, Greece, Republic of Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States.