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SAS 2016: Raytheon SeaRAM defense system achieved further at-sea tests from US Navy ship
 
The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon Company's SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today's most advanced threats to naval ships, the defense giant announced today at Sea Air & Space 2016 exhibition.
The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon Company's SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today's most advanced threats to naval ships, the defense giant announced today at Sea Air & Space 2016 exhibition.
 
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SAS 2016: Raytheon SeaRAM defense system achieved further at-sea tests from US Navy ship
 
The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon Company's SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today's most advanced threats to naval ships, the defense giant announced today at Sea-Air-Space 2016 exhibition.
     
The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon Company's SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today's most advanced threats to naval ships, the defense giant announced today at Sea Air & Space 2016 exhibition.
Raytheon's SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system successfully performed tests on the Navy's Self Defense Test Ship off the coast of Southern California
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The Raytheon SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense System is a low-risk evolution of the proven Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System and the Rolling Airframe Missile.

The series of two shots included one in which two supersonic missiles were inbound simultaneously, flying in complex, evasive maneuvers. In both flights, SeaRAM detected, tracked and engaged the threats, and fired Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 guided missiles which successfully intercepted the targets.
     
The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon Company's SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today's most advanced threats to naval ships, the defense giant announced today at Sea-Air-Space 2016 exhibition.
Raytheon's Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 at Sea-Air-Space 2016 exhibition
     
"SeaRAM achieved a new level of success today, intercepting targets under high-stress conditions," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon's Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "The system demonstrated once again that it can provide the sophisticated protection warfighters need."

The tests were conducted on the Navy's Self Defense Test Ship off the coast of Southern California.

RAM Block 2, the latest step in the development of the Rolling Airframe Missile, is a kinematic and RF receiver upgrade of Block 1/1A. A larger, more powerful rocket motor and advanced control section make the missile two and a half times more maneuverable with one and a half times the effective intercept range. This provides the Block 2 missile with the capability to defeat high-maneuvering threats, increasing the survivability of the defended ship. An enhanced RF receiver allows detection of anti-ship missiles that employ low probability of intercept receivers.