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Raytheon has successful JSOW C-1 demo

June 17, 2009 at 5:02 PM

WALTHAM, Mass., June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. company Raytheon announced its Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 air-to-ground weapons technology successfully demonstrated a new communications capability.

Raytheon says its Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 successfully communicated between two Link-16 nodes using its datalink system. The Joint Standoff Weapon C-1, part of Raytheon's JSOW family of air-to-ground weapons, includes a Strike Common Weapon Datalink made by Rockwell Collins.

The demonstration marks a milestone for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1's ability to function on the network successfully receiving and replying to in-flight target updates.

"This test proves the integrated JSOW C-1 team is on track to providing the warfighter with connectivity and interoperability between sensor platforms, shooting platforms and weapons," Capt. Mat Winter, U.S. Navy Precision Strike Weapon program manager, said in a statement.

"I am confident that we will deliver this key capability to the fleet on schedule."

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