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Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests

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

Small package, precise targeting. The Griffin® missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon with a proven track record. https://t.co/fnss4OhTXt pic.twitter.com/NY7Vzt1Kec

— Raytheon (@Raytheon) February 13, 2020

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