Raytheon Shared Unique Video of Griffin Missile Tests

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On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense con­trac­tors, shared a video of Griffin mis­sile weapon tests.

Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 appears to show the test of Griffin low-cost mod­u­lar system, that can be launched from the ground 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 proven track record,” Raytheon’s tweet read.

The company’s web­site said the Griffin mis­sile is a multi-plat­form, multi-ser­vice weapon that has a proven track record for suc­cess­ful rapid inte­gra­tion on land, sea and air plat­forms.

It is avail­able in two vari­ants: Griffin A, which is an aft-eject mis­sile and Griffin B, which is a for­ward-firing mis­sile. Raytheon con­tin­ues to eval­u­ate addi­tion­al upgrades to Griffin that enables the warfight­er.

The Griffin mis­sile pro­vides the user with flex­i­ble employ­ment options through a simple, easy-to-oper­ate, graph­i­cal user inter­face. The user can select from mul­ti­ple flight pro­file and fuzing modes. It also pro­vides lethal effects and employs GPS-aided iner­tial guid­ance and a semi-active laser seeker for pin­point accu­ra­cy.

GRIFFIN A MISSILE

  • An aft-eject mis­sile from a common launch tube
  • Deployed from plat­forms like the C‑130 air­craft
  • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 34 pounds and has a low col­lat­er­al damage 13-pound war­head
  • Production began in 2008

GRIFFIN B MISSILE

  • A for­ward-firing mis­sile that uses a com­pos­ite launch tube
  • Launches from rotary- and fixed-wing air­craft, ground-launch appli­ca­tions and mar­itime plat­forms
  • Operational on the U.S. Navy’s Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal ships
  • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 34 pounds and has a low col­lat­er­al damage 13-pound war­head
  • Production began in 2010

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Source: Defence Blog

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