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Raytheon has success with JSOW C-1

April 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER CHINA LAKE, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- Raytheon marked a milestone for its next-generation weapons navigation technology under development for the U.S. Navy following a successful flight test.

U.S. defense company Raytheon says its Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 program has moved closer to providing the Navy with a network and transmit networked-enabled weapon messaging technology.

The JSOW C-1 air-to-ground weapons navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker recently completed its first captive-flight test with a Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft marking a milestone for the development of the technology.

"This test demonstrates the ability of the Strike Common Weapon Datalink to operate in a challenging flight environment," Phyllis McEnroe, Raytheon JSOW program director, said in a statement.

"Working closely with our U.S. Navy teammates, we intend to add additional functionality to the weapon, culminating in a free-flight test later this year."

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