Raytheon to test new multi-mode seeker for Tomahawk cruise missile
TUCSON, Ariz., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Using company-funded independent research and development investment, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is preparing for a multi-mode seeker testtest is test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.
The captive flight testtest is test, using a modified Tomahawk Block IV missile nose cone, will be designed to demonstrate the processor’s ability to broadcast active radar as well as passively receive target electromagnetic radiation, which was demonstrated in February 2014. This is a critical step in enabling the missile to strike moving targets on land and at sea.
“Completion of this testtest is test and last year’s passive seeker testtest is test will demonstrate that Tomahawk can hit moving targets on land and at sea,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon Air Warfare Systems vice president. “Raytheon is working to quickly and affordably modernize this already advanced weapon for naval warfighters.”
During the testtest is test, planned for the second quarter of 2015, the nosecone of a Tomahawk Block IV missile will be equipped with active and passive radio frequencyThe number of complete cycles or vibrations per unit of time. Rate of alternation in an AC current. Expressed in cycles per second or hertz (Hz). antennas integrated with Raytheon’s new modular, multi-mode processor and fitted to a T-39 aircraft. Flying at high subsonic speed and at varying altitudes, the aircraft will simulate a Tomahawk flight regime. The multi-mode seeker and multi-function processor will operate the active radar against fixed and mobile targets on land and at sea, in a complex, high densityA figure of merit usually expressed in Joules per cubic inch for capacitors electromagnetic environments.